::ZOOM:: What was That?
- The city of Chicago is blowing through its allotted police overtime budget for the second year in a row as Mayor Rahm Emanuel continues to grapple with high levels of violent crime, officials said Monday.
Budget Director Alexandra Holt told aldermen during the first day of budget hearings that the city expects to spend up to $95 million on police overtime this year. That’s $23 million more than the $72 million set aside for this year.
Last year, the city ended up spending more than $100 million on police overtime after estimating it would spend $32 million.
Also revealed - no hiring next year. We think they're trying to say the force will remain static, hiring will equal retiring at some level, but reality often doesn't reflect these lofty promises, as evidenced by Rahm's empty promise of hiring a thousand officers and then "shifting" them outdoors for the time it takes to forget the last news cycle.
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