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DPS officers worked $80K in overtime in month after massacre

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Department of Public Safety officers worked roughly $80,000 in overtime in the month following the massacre at "Mother Emanuel" AME Church to provide security at the victims' funerals and the Statehouse.

The agency's estimates to The Associated Press end with the July 18 rallies at the Statehouse organized by two opposing groups. Legislators say state officials didn't use common sense when they authorized the Ku Klux Klan and a group affiliated with the New Black Panther Party to hold overlapping rallies.

Public Safety could not determine overtime for a single day.

The estimates cover the pay periods between June 21 and July 18 for its officers assigned to either the Statehouse or the nine victims' funerals.

Officers from other local and state law enforcement agencies also worked the rallies.

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