Skip to comments.'Occupy' California Capitol rally cost state $166,000 in CHP overtime
Posted on 04/02/2012 10:02:56 PM PDT by SmithL
The California Highway Patrol shelled out an additional $166,000 in overtime costs to monitor last month's rally and "Occupy" demonstration at the state Capitol to protest cuts to higher education, the department said today.
CHP deployed an additional 288 sworn personnel to the Capitol for the demonstration, bringing the total number of officers on scene to 367, the department said in response to a Bee inquiry. That presence included roughly 100 officers outfitted in riot gear stationed outside the building as the mostly peaceful protest continued into the evening.
Thousands of students, teachers and activists descended on the Capitol for the March 5 day of action, . . .
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deduct it from the higher education budget. We’ll get our money back one way or the other.
I have always wondered how law-enforcement people were able to keep their tempers, and handle these demonstrators so gently. Now I see that it is a symbiotic relationship: you demonstrate, we get extra pay.