Police Have Spent $2M on Boston Protests

The City of Boston has spent $1.5 million and state police another $300,000-plus

Boston and state police have paid nearly $2 million in overtime to control protests of police killings of unarmed black men in Missouri and New York City.

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh's office says the city has spent about $1.5 million in overtime for three protests, including one Saturday that resulted in the arrests of about two dozen people, who have attempted to disrupt traffic.

A state police spokesman tells the Boston Herald the department spent about $300,000 on overtime for the first two protests with estimates for the Saturday protest still being calculated.

Smaller protests have been held in other cities around the state.

The marchers are angry that grand juries didn't indict officers in the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner in New York.

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