When Eric Adams ran for New York City mayor, he made a campaign promise to cut police overtime spending by half. Instead, the NYPD’s budget for extra hours is on pace to soar 73% above what was allotted, according to the city’s Independent Budget Office.
The NYPD is projected to spend more than $750 million on overtime for fiscal 2022, which ends on June 30. Adams has been in office for only four months, but he’s not showing any signs of holding down the spending. He proposed upping the department’s overtime allocation by 4% to $452.6 million and increasing the overall police budget by 3.7% to $5.6 billion,
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