$40M in LAPD Overtime Pay During Protests Retroactively Defunded

Written by NewsMax America | Source: NewsMax America | June 12, 2020 04:15 PM

Los Angeles police officers working around the clock to quell ongoing protests will not be paid for working overtime, Breitbart News reports.

According to an internal letter obtained by Breitbart, the department’s overtime has cost more than $40 million.

Police officers have been responding to demonstrations that have sometimes turned violent in the days since the death of George Floyd, a black man, who was killed by a white police officer in Minneapolis.

Police Chief Michael Moore states that the overtime costs “far exceeds any budgetary reserve to address unusual occurrences.”

In the letter, Moore described the past several days as “extraordinary” but didn’t specifically name the Floyd protests that have been taking place.

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