NYPD Requests Federal Assistance

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

New York Police Department (NYPD) Commissioner Raymond Kelly says security for the upcoming trial of the September 11 terror attack suspects is going to cost much more than the initial estimate of $75 million dollars.

The Associated Press reports Kelly drafted a security plan for the upcoming trials of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four others in New York federal court.  The men have been charged with war crimes.

The NYPD says there aren't enough officers to handle trial security, so many existing officers will be paid overtime during the trial. Coming up with money to pay them is impossible without federal assistance, Commissioner Kelly said.

No trial date has yet been sent, nor has a decision been made on how the revenue to pay officers overtime will be generated.

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