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Nearly $115 million in overtime payments to NYPD during first two weeks of protests

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Posted at 6:01 PM, Jun 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-28 18:01:54-04

NEW YORK — NYPD overtime payments surged during the first two weeks of ongoing protests in New York City.

There was nearly $115 million in overtime from May 30 through June 12, which is more than four times what was spent in same period last year, according to the city's Independent Budget Office. The increase in overtime payment came as New Yorkers demanded massive cuts to the NYPD.

Comptroller Scott Stringer, who supervises the city's finances, has called for a $1 billion cut to the NYPD's budget. He got to that number, in part, by cutting uniformed overtime by 5 percent.

On June 1, law enforcement sources told PIX11 officers worked 12-hour shifts amid protests. Police flooded the streets each day as protesters marched for justice for George Floyd, a Black man who died at the hands of Minneapolis police officers on May 25.