Raleigh police overtime costs for George Floyd protests surpass $860K

RALEIGH, NC (WNCN) — The Raleigh Police Department says its total overtime costs for officers patrolling the George Floyd protests surpassed $860,000, a CBS17.com investigation found.

CBS17.com filed public records requests with five local law enforcement agencies asking for the expenses associated with overtime for staff as well as an accounting of all less-lethal weapons used during the protests in Raleigh in late May and early June.

RPD responded Wednesday with spokeswoman Donna-Maria Harris saying officers worked 2,346 hours of overtime from May 30-June 8, with a total cost of $860,011.64 — by far, the largest expense discovered to date during the CBS17.com investigation.

With the Highway Patrol and State Bureau of Investigation fulfilling those records requests last week, a clearer picture of the total cost to taxpayers is emerging.

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