Overtime totals $216,000 after fatal Tulsa police shooting

Beverly Bryant - October 17, 2016 3:24 pm

TULSA, Okla. (AP) – Tulsa police paid more than $216,000 in overtime in the 10 days after the fatal shooting of a man by a police officer.

The Tulsa World  obtained the costs in an open records request.TulsaPolicebadge.jpg

The expenses covered increased staffing of patrols for demonstrations, marches, the funeral and news conferences after Terence Crutcher was shot and killed by Officer Betty Shelby on Sept. 16.

Police paid $216,110 in overtime, including $78,350 on the day of Crutcher’s funeral and at least two rallies. More than $27,000 was paid the day District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler announced first-degree manslaughter charges against Shelby.

Shelby has pleaded not guilty.

Deputy Police Chief Eric Dalgleish said the expenses were necessary to ensure proper staffing of events after the shooting and still provide “core police services.”

 

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