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Feds send $500K to help with police overtime in Orlando



The U.S. Department of Justice has agreed to send $500,000 to Florida to help pay for police overtime and equipment associated with the mass shooting in Orlando on Sunday.

That money is in addition to $520,000 that the Florida Department of Law Enforcement has set aside to help Orlando and Orange County pay for overtime and equipment.

Gov. Rick Scott said he's still looking for more federal help. He's requested an additional $1.5 million to help cover law enforcement costs related to the shootings at Pulse night club.

"I look forward to DOJ quickly providing the remaining $1.5 million so we can ensure the City of Orlando and Orange County have every resource they need to assist their community,” Scott said in a statement to the media.

[Last modified: Friday, June 17, 2016 4:56pm]


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