Report: CPD overtime up as retirement outpaces hiring

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A review of city records may help explain why Chicago is paying police officers more overtime, according to a Chicago Sun-Times report.

Far more people are retiring from the Chicago Police Department than are joining the force, the Sun-Times found.

The department spent a record $116 million in overtime last year.

In a statement Tuesday, Interim Police Supt. Eddie Johnson called police overtime a "valuable tool," but also said he has directed his staff to analyze how to better manage overtime.