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Chicago cops made over $100 million in overtime last year

Chicago Police Officers took home more than $100 million in overtime last year.

Some of the officers collected an additional $78,000– which happens to be more than their regular salaries.

Aldermen are concerned about it, not about the dollar amount, but that officers could burn out working the extra hours.

The mayor says it’s cheaper to pay overtime than add officers to the payroll.

Superintendent Garry McCarthy made those comments Friday at police recruit graduation– saying they’ve added 220 officers since December 2011.

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4 Comments to “Chicago cops made over $100 million in overtime last year”

    Guest said:
    February 8, 2014 at 9:28 AM

    Rahm's not worried about good, just cheap.

      Patrick said:
      February 8, 2014 at 10:17 AM

      Its not cheap when over time is more then your salary.

    Friday said:
    February 9, 2014 at 12:31 AM

    Jezuz, forget that Harvard degree if one can make $150k a year walking the streets and goofing off.

    Shane said:
    February 9, 2014 at 3:59 PM

    Nice gig if you can get it!

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