Chicago’s Inspector General Joe Ferguson says the City of Chicago spent almost $19 million on overtime for city employees during the NATO Summit last May.
In addition, over $600,000 was spent borrowing officers from three municipalities to help with security.
Ferguson says in total, the city spent $27.4 million on the NATO Summit.
Police overtime for the summit topped $14 million. Another $2.7 million went to overtime for the Chicago Fire Department. Over $600,000 was billed by the Office of Emergency Management and Communications, the Department of Transportation and the Department of Fleet and Facility Management.
Overtime at Streets and Sanitation topped $350 thousand. CTA racked up another $309,000, with $300,000 billed by the Department of Aviation.
Chicago paid the Milwaukee Police Department over $265,000 for assistance. Another $210 thousand went to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, with another $154 thousand paid to Philadelphia.
An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified the Inspector General of Chicago as Jonathon Davey.