Trying to justify the police department’s over half billion dollar overtime bill, the Commish tries to blame Occupy Wall Street.
Let’s assume he’s telling the truth about the numbers. OWS cost $17 million and the total overtime tab was $585 million. That works out to less than 3% for OWS. In other words, the OWS share is probably less than the margin of error in the department’s overtime figure.
For trying to pawn off his management failure (overtime is up almost 6% this year) on OWS, Ray Kelly can Bite Me.