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Portland Protests Causing Millions in Overtime Costs for Police

The total overtime costs for the Portland Police Bureau through late July—the end of the last pay period—is almost $5.4 million. Further, accrued "comp time" will cost around $1.2 million.

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LAPD Budget Wrecked by Overtime During Protests and COVID, Officers Now to Receive Comp Time Not Cash

Chief Michel Moore said in a memorandum that despite a multibillion budget, the LAPD is so cash-strapped that any overtime earned from June 7 onward will be paid out in compensation time.

Massachusetts State Police May Fire 22 Troopers in Overtime Scandal

Massachusetts State Police Colonel Christopher Mason announced on Friday afternoon that as many as 22 troopers may face termination in the wake of the ongoing overtime fraud investigation that has led to at least 10 troopers facing jail time and the total dissolution of an entire Troop.

Minnesota Department to Implement Officer Wellness Program

“We live in a culture where asking for help is frowned upon,” said Capt. Jeff Stilwell of the Rochester Police Dept. “Years of history, if you’re hurting in some way, rub a little dirt on it and move on. We’re realizing that’s leading to a lot of bad outcomes not only for the officers and their families but also the level of service we’re providing to the community.”

Chicago Mayor Says City 'Can't Afford' Police OT Costs

Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the city of Chicago "can't afford" police overtime expenses at the current level and called on Superintendent Eddie Johnson to develop a cost-cutting plan.

Jussie Smollett's Lawyers: Police Didn't Need to Investigate so Vigorously

Attorneys for actor Jussie Smollett—who allegedly filed a false report of being the victim of a hate crime in January—oppose a lawsuit against him for recovery of $130,000 spent by the City of Chicago during the extensive investigation into the incident.

Baltimore to Use Fingerprint Scanners to Track Officer Work Hours

The move comes as the department struggles to control ongoing overtime spending of nearly a million dollars a week, and amid the ongoing federal trial of two Gun Trace Task Force officers whose colleagues have admitted to rampant overtime fraud by the unit.

Puerto Rico Police Using Sick-Outs in Campaign to Get Millions in Overtime Pay

The increase in absences recently prompted Puerto Rico Police Chief Michelle Hernandez to recommend that U.S. National Guard soldiers help fill the temporary vacancies.

Video: Protests Take Emotional Toll on St. Louis Police Officers

The wave of protests following the acquittal of former police officer Jason Stockley is reportedly costing St. Louis about $2,900,000 in police overtime. But St. Louis Police Officers' Association President Ed Clark said there is an emotional toll as well.

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Protests Take Emotional Toll on St. Louis Officers

The wave of protests following the acquittal of former police officer Jason Stockley is reportedly costing St. Louis about $2,900,000 in police overtime. But St. Louis Police Officers' Association President Ed Clark said there is an emotional toll as well. More Here.