Keith Scott protests cost City $4.5M

Protests in uptown Charlotte following the shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott cost the city over $4 million, officials said.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The protests in the wake of the shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott cost the City of Charlotte more than $4.5-million.

Overwhelmingly, the majority of the costs to the City due to the demonstrations were incurred by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department: 

  • Payroll/Overtime: $3,596,224.48
  • Operating Expense: $247,406.23
  • Property Damage: $60,522.95
  • Total: $3,904,153.66

The Charlotte Fire Department incurred the second-largest expense, totaling in at $350,023.21, the vast majority of which was for payroll and overtime. 

In third came Solid Waste Services, with expenses reaching $140,674.67.

Other notable costs associated with the Keith Scott protests were nearly $30,000 in property damage done to the NASCAR Hall of Fame, nearly $10,000 in damages done to the Charlotte Convention Center and more than $25,000 in damages to CATS property. 

The report totals costs incurred between September 20 and October 7.

The City says they don't anticipate any of the costs to qualify for federal or state reimbursement; it's anticipated the City will use current capital reserves and various operational savings to offset the majority of the costs.

Copyright 2016 WCNC


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