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.READ MORE: Remains Of Missing Woman Found Near Hinckley
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.READ MORE: A Man Suffers Life Threatening Injuries After Crash In Douglas County
These numbers did not include Minneapolis Police Department arrests.MORE NEWS: Colorado Man Dies In Becker County Crash
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.