03/16/2012 02:26 pm ET Updated May 16, 2012

Occupy Wall Street Cost NYPD $17 Million In Overtime

CITY HALL --The city has spent a whopping $17 million in overtime policing Occupy Wall Street, NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Thursday.

Testifying in front of the City Council during its annual budget hearing, Kelly said the department expects to spend a total of $585 million in police overtime this fiscal year -- $17 million of which he attributed to policing the protests and encampment at Zuccotti Park.