Skip to comments.DPD asks for extra $200,000 to help cover Occupy Denver costs (who gets that bill - the dog?)
Posted on 11/18/2011 5:34:38 AM PST by Libloather
DPD asks for extra $200,000 to help cover Occupy Denver costs
Analyzing the protests' overall cost is, well, complicated
Eli Stokols - Political Reporter
8:30 p.m. MST, November 16, 2011
DENVER -- The Department of Safety Wednesday told the city council the Police Department needs an extra $6 million to cover things it failed to budget for, including the Occupy Denver protests that have been going on for two months.
But of DPD's total $6 million supplemental budget request, only $200,000 of the $1.8 million needed for additional officer overtime is a result of overtime incurred at -- or expected to be incurred at -- Occupy Denver.
So far, much of the costs from Occupy Denver have been incurred by officer overtime -- and those costs would be a lot higher were the city paying more officers overtime and not shifting officers from other districts to help police protests downtown, a tactic that some have criticized citing a reduced police presence in various neighborhoods and a slower response time to some crimes.
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The OWSers are not being asked to compensate the city for turning it into their personal dump for the last couple of weeks.
Guess who picks up the tab for them.
Yeah, I thought the “movement” was raking in hundreds of thousands in donations? Shouldn’t they be kicking it back to the cities they’ve devastated?
To misquote Obama, the mayor and the police acted stupidly, as have the mayors and police in every “occupied” city. They should have been sent packing weeks ago, eliminating the need for police OT.