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George Floyd Protests Cost CHP $38M In Overtime

Sacramento Bee-

The California Highway Patrol spent more than $38.2 million in overtime costs associated with police brutality protests at the state Capitol and other areas in the state, according to new figures released Tuesday.

The California Department of Finance says at least $38.2 million was spent on CHP overtime in response to a series of protests statewide, adding to the growing cost of policing demonstrations that erupted statewide after the May 25 death of George Floyd who was killed by Minneapolis police.

The state already has said that deploying the California National Guard to cities around the state, including 500 to guard sites in Sacramento, cost $24.5 million.

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