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City breaks down the financial cost of Richmond protests

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Posted at 8:02 AM, Jul 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-16 08:02:24-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Police response to the first month of protests and demonstrations in Richmond cost the city more than $1.6 million in overtime pay for officers.

Add to that damage to city-owned property from vandalism and violence that stemmed from the protests and clashes with police, and the total cost to the city – and in turn city taxpayers – exceeded $1.73 million since late May, according to numbers provided by the Richmond Police Department and the city finance department through a Freedom of Information Act request. Read more on Richmond BizSense.