Rally For Rioters Cost Govt Agencies At Least $800K

The Washington Post reports:

Local governments and the National Guard spent at least $792,500 to assist U.S. Capitol Police in its response to the Sept. 18 “Justice for J6” rally, a small right-wing rally supporting those arrested during the insurrection that prompted a massive law enforcement response.

This is not the total cost to taxpayers as it does not include the response of Capitol Police, the head law enforcement agency that handled security Sept. 18, or the reinstallation of perimeter fencing.

Instead, it mostly reflects the costs incurred by the D.C. police, estimated at $580,000, said Jenny Reed, the District’s director of the Office of Budget and Performance Management.

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