MPD Spends Over $55K on Overtime to Man Rallies, Protests Last Month

The Memphis Police Department (MPD) spent more than $55,000 in overtime dollars in just the second half of August while manning rallies and protests at Graceland, Health Sciences Park, and Memphis Park, according to Deputy Chief Don Crowe.Crowe told a Memphis City Council committee Tuesday that in addition to those overtime dollars, the department spent just under $9,000 for on-duty officers to keep a presence at the two parks which are both home to controversial Confederate statues. That's...

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