The trial of Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis police officer who was convicted and sentenced on murder charges for the death of George Floyd, cost the state $2.9 million in police overtime. The state had apparently beefed up security in light of the high-profile trial.
The Minneapolis Police Department has since requested $5 million from the Minneapolis City Council to cover rising overtime costs for 2021. The proposal was to be presented Thursday.
Since last year, the number of officers in the Minneapolis Police Department has dropped 25%. The city now employs 632 officers, down from 845 officers last year.
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