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Authorities: OccupyMN Costs Sheriff’s Office $293,148

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The Occupy Minnesota protest, which has demonstrated on Hennepin County’s Government Plaza since Oct. 7, has cost the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office nearly $300,000, a county spokesperson said.

Lisa Kiava, the communications director for the county sheriff’s office, released numbers on Monday that said the Occupy demonstration has cost police $155,664 in regular time pay and $137,484 in overtime pay – a total of $293,148.

The numbers showed that from Oct. 7 to Nov. 27, authorities made eight arrests, gave out 35 trespass notices, responded to nine medical incidents, six incidents of property damage and one indecent exposure incident.

These numbers did not include Minneapolis Police Department arrests.

According to an Associated Press survey, the Occupy Wall Street movement has cost local taxpayers nationwide at least $13 million in police overtime and other services.

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