Antwon Rose Protest

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Police Working Overtime Due To Antwon Rose Protests Costs City Over $1 Million

The cost to Allegheny County is almost $133,000

July 31, 2018 - 1:07 pm
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PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - Since the June 19 shooting death of 17-year-old Antwon Rose, by East Pittsburgh police officer Michael Rosfeld, police have been working overtime, a lot of overtime.

Shortly after protesters began blocking traffic on major roads around Pittsburgh, police have been working 12-hour shifts to monitor the activities.

The Tribune-Review reports that those extra hours have cost the city over $1 million.

Earlier this month city controller Michael Lamb released his mid-year fiscal report and said that Public Safety had already spent 57 percent of its budget for the year.

Amie Downs, spokeswoman for Allegheny County, says the cost to the county thus far has been a little over $132,885.

“There were 136 officers involved and they worked a total of 1,921 overtime hours. Many of these officers had to work multiple overtime shifts. This does not include command staff, or their hours, as they do not receive overtime.”

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