- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 19, 2016

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) - Republican candidate Donald Trump’s presidential campaign has paid a California city for extra police needed at an April rally that turned violent.

The Orange County Register reports Tuesday (https://bit.ly/29LY8Eu ) that Trump’s campaign reimbursed the city of Costa Mesa about $15,000.

The money aimed to help cover police overtime costs at an April 28 rally at the Pacific Amphitheatre.

After the rally, anti-Trump demonstrators blocked streets, threw bottles and damaged police cars.

City spokesman Tony Dodero says Costa Mesa did not bill the campaign for what happened outside the rally.

Dodero says Costa Mesa will seek restitution from those responsible for the damage.

The city spent a total of $47,000 on the event.


Information from: The Orange County Register, https://www.ocregister.com

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