Crime & Justice

More money proposed for LAPD overtime is to keep up with current spending

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.
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Mayor Garcetti's proposed budget includes a 40% increase in funding for LAPD overtime. But KPCC's Frank Stoltze explains the added money is just to keep up with actual spending. The LAPD is projected to spend about 40% over what the current year budget allotted for overtime.