Protests cost Wichita police about $1.5 million in overtime
September 27, 2020
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A plan designed to help Wichita police monitor and control social equality protests in the city in early June cost the Wichita Police Department more than $1.5 million in overtime for officers and other employees.
The department implemented an "Emergency Mobilization Plan" from June 2 to 14 to ensure the demonstrations sparked by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis in May did not escalate to violence, The Wichita Eagle reported.
Other than when officers cleared angry demonstrators from an area on June 2-3 after looting and gunshots were reported, protests in Wich...