Chicago Police in multi-million dollar overtime hole

The Chicago Police Department is in an overtime hole amounting to more than $10 million.

This is due largely to overtime expenditures of more than $21 million in April and May.

The police department spent $42.5 million on overtime through May, before summer temperatures drove people outside and crime increased.

A Police Union representative said overtime is a band-aid solution to a major manpower problem that is solved by hiring more police officers.

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