How much did it cost to police Tulsa’s protests, Trump rally?

How much did it cost to police Tulsa’s protests, Trump rally?
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TULSA, Okla. — Tulsa police officers had a busy end to their spring as unrest in the city sparked protests and President Donald Trump made a campaign stop in town.

FOX23 requested the numbers indicating how much the policing of the rally and recent protests in Tulsa cost the city.

For the protests that happened between May 25 and June 19, here is the information provided by the City of Tulsa about the Tulsa Police Department’s involvement:

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  • 5469 overtime hours for pay, estimated $51 overtime rate, $278,919 estimated spending
  • 1316 hours of comp earned

For the rally for President Trump on June 20 at the BOK Center:

  • 3359 overtime hours for pay, estimated $51 overtime rate, $171,309 estimated spending
  • 731 hours of comp earned

The City of Tulsa told FOX23 they did not charge the Trump campaign for the cost and usually doesn’t charge for similar events. They didn’t charge for Vice President Mike Pence’s 2018 visit.

The BOK Center had a contract with the Trump campaign and did charge for expenses.

FOX23 is working to learn more about additional expenses charged to the city.