03/01/2001

Police millions over budget; Overtime helps push the projected costs up by $15.9 million; Linked to war on crime
[Baltimore, MD]

Gady A. Epstein
February 27, 2001 Tuesday Final Edition
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The Baltimore Sun
February 27, 2001 Tuesday Final Edition

(BALTIMORE) -- The bill is coming due for the city's war on crime: The Police Department is projected to be $15.9 million over budget this year, most of that because of overtime costs.

That, combined with smaller cost overruns at the Department of Public Works and the Fire Department, leaves the city a projected $19 million over budget in expenses -- though all but $5 million of that can be paid for with higher-than-expected revenues.

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