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White House touts Syracuse for using Covid aid to fight gun violence

July 12, 2021

Three top advisers to President Joe Biden today singled out Syracuse, Utica and Watertown as good examples of how cities can use federal Covid relief funds to battle gun violence and crime. The memo touted Syracuse for its plan to spend $4 million in American Rescue Plan aid for public safety by reactivating a gunshot detection system known as ShotSpotter, collaborating with mental health providers to assist with mental health-related police calls, and to increase police transparency.