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Brockton mayor, police chief meeting with New York Police Commissioner Bratton

August 20, 2015



Bratton is the former commissioner of the Boston Police and former chief of the Los Angeles Police Department.

The Brockton officials are meeting with Bratton to discuss their gang unit strategies and also to go over the electronic gunfire detection system, ShotSpotter, utilized in Brockton and in parts of the Bronx and Brooklyn.

Brockton is currently undergoing an expansion and upgrade of the ShotSpotter system which will soon cover five square miles in the city. Prior to the upgrade, the system covered one square mile.

They will also be touring the executive command center at the NYPD headquarters and sitting in on a CompStat or computer statistics meeting. The trip to New York City comes as Brockton is dealing with a spike in gun violence this summer.

Since mid-May, Brockton Police have responded to at least 37 incidents of gunfire throughout all parts of the city at all times of day and night, according to a running tally being kept by The Enterprise.

Since May 18, when The Enterprise started tracking the gunfire incidents, police in Brockton have picked up over 225 shell casings, 12 people have been shot and one person was murdered.

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