From Brian Lockhart, CT Post:
The two detectives and a police lieutenant assigned to guard and chauffeur Mayor Joe Ganim around the city and state earned nearly $70,000 total in overtime for that assignment this year.
That amount–accrued between Jan. 1 and Dec. 19 and provided in response to a Freedom of Information request–is not insignificant given Bridgeport’s and its police department’s fiscal challenges.
The former is grappling with a several million dollar deficit and the latter has spent $3.7 million of its $5.5 million overtime account halfway through the budget year.
Full story here.