Ind. taxpayers paying troopers' OT for Gov. Pence's protection

INDIANAPOLIS (WHAS11) -- Indiana Governor Mike Pence has been busy on the campaign trail as Donald Trump's running mate.

An Indianapolis TV station reports that while Pence is out of state taxpayers in the Hoosier state are stuck paying the overtime bill for the special team of state troopers protecting him as governor.

That's because regardless of where Pence is, the team is responsible for guarding him.

Before Pence became Trump's running mate, the Executive Protection Section filed an average of 126.3 hours of overtime per month, costing taxpayers an average of just over $4,000 in OT pay per month.

In August, the amount of OT was close to 400 hours, adding up to more than $15,000.

 


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