New Orleans Council Approves $1 Million for Police Overtime
July 02, 2009
The New Orleans City Council, on Thursday, approved a request from the New Orleans Police Department for an additional $1 million to pay for longer shifts the rest of the summer, the Times-Picayune reports.
Superintendent Warren Riley was seeking $2 million to extend the shifts of about 900 officers from 8 1/2 hours to 12 hours through October. The 12-hour shifts could begin Sunday.
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