‘SHOTSPOTTER’ LISTENING DEVICE LED POLICE TO MURDERED DNC STAFFER SETH RICH
A hidden listening device in Washington D.C. alerted police to the shooting of DNC staffer Seth Rich last month.
As reported by the New York Daily News, officers were lead to the location of the shooting at around 4:20 a.m. on July 10 “using the ShotSpotter system.”
ShotSpotter, an array of small acoustic microphones designed to detect and locate gunshots, has been used in the Washington D.C. area for the last decade – with hundreds of sensors currently covering one-third of the capital.
The system has been mired in controversy over its ability to record conversations – despite repeated claims of the opposite. In one such example, a conversation recorded by the system in Oakland, California, during a 2007 murder was used as evidence in court. In 2010, the device captured several frantic conversations in Palo Alto after being triggered by a small plane crash.
Given the possibility that the system could have captured more than just gunshots, Infowars reached out to the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington D.C. to ask if any other information was garnered from ShotSpotter. According to the media relations department, no information on the shooting will be given outside of official press releases.
While police have suggested that Rich may have been the victim of an attempted robbery – his watch, phone and wallet were left at the scene. Theories have since begun to circulate that Rich was connected to the leak of nearly 20,000 emails from his superiors at the DNC. – READ MORE