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Resource ID: #21978
Subject: Police
Source: Express-News (San Antonio, Texas)
Date: 5/2, 5/3, 9/15



The San Antonio Police Department exceeded its budget by $2.2 million in 2003. This Express-News investigation revealed much of this money is paid to officers in the form of overtime--overtime they didn't work for. Officers who make a court appearance, for example, are guaranteed at least three hours of overtime pay, even if they just set foot in the courtroom. Taxpayers, of course, cover the bill.

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