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San Diego County Sheriff's Department pays out nearly $2M in overtime during protests, riots

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Posted at 3:28 PM, Jun 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-23 18:34:22-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department says it paid out nearly $2 million in overtime throughout the course of protests and riots in the county.

According to the department, $1,862,798 was paid out from May 28 through June 4, 2020.

The department said more than 24,000 hours were worked throughout the protests.

The figure includes overtime for sworn deputies and support staff. They added that, throughout the protests and riots, no one had time off, and that all vacation time was canceled during the unrest.

The news comes after rioters set fire to several buildings and vehicles in La Mesa in late May.

Several stores were also looted, including Walmart, Target, Vons, and other stores and shopping centers.