CPD holds press conference following recent violence

Officer says city has replaced previously inoperable cameras following McCallie shooting

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) — The Chattanooga Police Department held a press conference of its own Tuesday night regarding the McCallie shooting.

CPD Sector Chief Jerri Sutton wants Chattanoogans to know that police are “present” all throughout the city.

At the conference, Sutton said, “cameras that were not functioning” during the shooting “have been replaced” either temporarily or permanently.

“We currently have systems in process that [are] examining the areas of town that may need cameras, reviewing the cameras that we currently have placed up to make sure they’re capturing the data that we need to capture for anything that may occur,” Sutton said.

Sutton also says the city’s patrol officers “are proactively engaging in the areas” where statistical analysis has identified specific problems, such as gun violence issues or general violent crimes.

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