DETROIT - Detroit police may soon be armed with a new crime fighting tool.
Shot Spotter is placed on a telephone pole and tracks gun fire. Police are then alerted and dispatched to the location.
Detroit City Councilman Scott Benson says alerts are also sent to his office. Volunteers go out to the crime scene, three days after the gunfire has been detected, and check on neighbors and hand out information on how to report the crime.
City Council voted the issue down several years ago because of federal funding issues.