City: Costs of protests after Keith Lamont Scott shooting top $4.5 million
The city of Charlotte says the protests that followed the shooting death of man by a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officer in September topped more than $4.5 million.
The city released a spreadsheet Friday afternoon which showed the costs at $4,560,714.82.
The protests started on September 20 when 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott was fatally shot by a CMPD officer in northeast Charlotte.
Scott was killed while police were serving a warrant at The Village at College Downs apartment complex on Old Concord Road.
His death sparked protesting across the city, erupting into violence. The first two nights of protesting turned violent and then into rioting, resulting in the death of one protester and damage to buildings in uptown Charlotte.
According to city officials, the cost summary covers a three-week period ranging from September 20 through October 7.
The table solely includes costs incurred by the City and does not include costs associated with damage to privately owned property.
"The City does not anticipate any of these costs will qualify for federal or state reimbursement," city officials told WBTV. "It is anticipated the City will use current capital reserves and various operational savings to offset the majority of the costs."
The largest bulk of the cost to the city came from the payroll and overtime pay for police officers, which resulted in $3,596,224.48.
Property damage to city-owned entities was an estimated $122,115.95
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