JFC tweaks guv’s proposal to help cities cover OT costs for beat patrol cops

The committee tweaked the guv’s plan to provide $1 million annually to reimburse cities for the overtime costs racked up by beat patrol police officers.
JFC changed it to require the Department of Justice to lapse $2 million from settlements it receives that is not already committed to other purposes. The changes also include limiting the grants to cities of at least 25,000.
The grants, which would be capped at $400,000 in a calendar year, would go toward the cities with the highest rates of violent crime.
Milwaukee budgeted $15.7 million in overtime costs for 2017, while Madison planned for n...

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