published Friday, August 16th, 2013

How much did President Obama's visit cost Chattanooga Police?

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    President Barack Obama lands in Air Force One at the TAC Air terminal at Lovell Field in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on Tuesday, July 30, 2013. President Obama visited the Amazon distribution center as part of his cross-country trip aimed at jump-starting his economic agenda. This was his first trip to the Scenic City since he took office as president.
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Two weeks after President Barack Obama visited Chattanooga, we're learning how much it cost the Chattanooga Police Department to provide security.

In reply to an open records request, the Chattanooga Police Department released the results of the manpower and cost to the department for the July visit.

The data shows 126 officers, who were already scheduled to work that day, were assigned to detail. An additional 20 officers provided additional coverage.

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