As hundreds of people protested against police brutality, the Kansas City Police department deployed several police officers.
The department ran up $2.1 million in overtime costs and other expenditures associated with the protests, according to The Kansas City Star. The department paid overtime to officers for the first seven days of protests.
“Nearly every member that worked the protests worked beyond their normal tour of duty,” Sgt. Jake Becchina, Kansas City Police Department’s spokesperson, told The Kansas City Star.
This fiscal year, KCPD will receive $273 million or 16% of the city’s annual $1.7 billion budget. A majority of KCPD’s budget helps pay salaries and benefits of its roughly 1,400 officers and 600 civilian workers.