Chicago police launch 2 centers to process video evidence

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police say they're launching two new technology centers to help process video evidence faster.

The goal is to increase clearance rates for homicides and non-fatal shootings.

Chicago officials announced the centers Thursday. They'll be in the central and northern parts of the city and follow a pilot center on the city's South Side.

Detectives will use the centers to process videos faster from private surveillance and cellphone footage.

The South Side center opened in February inside a police station and has since processed over 700 case requests. Police say the center has already played a role in charges for several homicide cases.

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