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Gov. Walker signs plan to expand gunshot detection system in Milwaukee

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MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed a bill into law Friday that's designed to help the Milwaukee Police Department quickly detect gunshots.

The department will receive $175,000 in state aid to expand the ShotSpotter program, a system of audio sensors that captures the sound of gunshots and transmits their location to officers.

The system currently covers three square miles, but police think the money can help them expand to10 square miles.

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