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Chicago Police Overtime On Pace For $100 Million Price Tag

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Police overtime pay in Chicago is adding up quickly. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Bloomberg via Getty Images) | Getty

Ever since February 2012, when it became clear that Chicago had an unusually high murder rate Chicago Police Officers began working under an overtime fueled crime-fighting strategy.

As many as 400 officers each night have been saturating high crime areas. Those officer have been drawing time and a half pay for their nightly service.

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