Occupy Atlanta Security Cost $450,000
Atlanta spent $451,691 on security during the recent Occupy Atlanta standoff.
Atlanta's mayor said that most of the expense went to police overtime. Occupy Atlanta's takeover of Woodruff Park ended last week with the arrest of 52 people.
Unlike other events such as the Democratic National Convention that have a set time schedule that allows the police to plan their security patrols, the Occupy Atlanta demonstration was fluid and spontaneous, requiring the APD to respond on the moment, said an Atlanta Journal Constitution report.