Occupy Denver Costs More Than $751K

State Patrol, Denver Police Adding Up Costs

State and local authorities have spent more than $751,000 handling Occupy Denver.

The Colorado State Patrol says it has spent more than $351,000 policing the Occupy Denver protests, including overtime, regular pay and logistics.

State Patrol spokesman Nate Reid said Wednesday the logistics expenses include water, gas mask filters, office supplies and other materials. The total covers the period through Sunday.

State troopers have been involved because some Occupy Denver rallies have taken place on the state Capitol grounds.

City Councilman Charlie Brown told 7NEWS that Denver has spent more than $400,000 through the end of October dealing with the Occupy crowd.

The police department last week told the Denver City Council that it needs about $200,000 more to continue that work through the end of the year.

The nationwide Occupy protests have cost local taxpayers at least $13 million, according to a survey by The Associated Press. The survey didn't include Denver.

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