Charlottesville Releases Report of Expenses from July 8 KKK Rally.
Officers in riot gear facing off with protesters on East Jefferson Street after a rally by a KKK group in Charlottesville (FILE IMAGE)
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) -
The city of Charlottesville has revealed how much was spent on the July 8 KKK rally. The city spent $32,835.25 all totaled that day when more than 1,000 people gathered in Justice Park.
The total includes $23,352.03 in overtime for police officers and personnel from the sheriff's office, fire department, and emergency communications center. Logistic expenses totaled $5,858.37, including $2,423.19 for lunches. Equipment costs came to $3,573.85 including $277 for gas masks.
The city's $32,835.25 total does not include expenses by Virginia State Police or Albemarle County law enforcement.
The Albemarle County Police Department says it spent $14,045 dollars on mutual aid assistance to Charlottesville. The Albemarle County Sheriff's Office had six deputies and one supervisor work the rally, making their total cost $2,467.17.
Virginia State Police says it cost $615 an hour to fly their helicopter during the rally and that they flew it for around three and a half hours, which comes to around $2,200. They have requested a fee to determine total personnel costs.