- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 1, 2014

SEATTLE (AP) - A Seattle police oversight office says the department wasted more than $1 million on loosely controlled overtime last year as officers trained to comply with a Justice Department agreement to curb excessive force.

Office of Professional Accountability Director Pierce Murphy reported Tuesday the spending produced little of value.

The Seattle Times reports (https://bit.ly/ZrOVw1) instances of officers taking overtime while on vacation and one case of more than 31 hours of overtime in a single 24-hour period.

New Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole promised Tuesday to take immediate steps to correct problems.


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