Paper: 30 Pittsburgh officers made more than $100K off duty


PITTSBURGH (AP) — Thirty members of the Pittsburgh Police Bureau made more than $100,000 for off-duty security details over three years, including one lieutenant who earned nearly $261,000.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports today that a husband and wife also made more than $250,000.

The paper says the police Office of Special Events paid officers more than $17.4 million from Jan. 1, 2010, to Feb. 22, 2013. About two-thirds of the 850-member force work special details for events, businesses and construction projects.

The figures don’t include officers’ regular wages or overtime or money they make from separate jobs.

Former police Chief Nate Harper resigned last month after the FBI gathered boxes of records from police headquarters, and City Controller Michael Lamb announced an audit of the force’s special events office.

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