Mayor Lightfoot Calls On Chicago Police To Reduce Department’s Overtime Costs

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In this July 2018 file photo, Chicago police assemble during a protest in South Shore. Bill Healy / WBEZ
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In this July 2018 file photo, Chicago police assemble during a protest in South Shore. Bill Healy / WBEZ

Mayor Lightfoot Calls On Chicago Police To Reduce Department’s Overtime Costs

Mayor Lori Lightfoot is calling on the Chicago Police Department to reduce it’s overtime in an effort to help plug the city’s $838 million budget shortfall.

Morning Shift breaks down CPD’s overtime costs and how police Supt. Eddie Johnson’s plans to reign in his department’s spending.

GUEST: Fran Spielman, Chicago Sun-Times City Hall reporter

LEARN MORE: ‘Angry and frustrated,’ Lightfoot vows to rein in police overtime that taxpayers ‘can’t afford’ (Chicago Sun-Times 9/6/19)