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Pence’s Short Trip To NFL Game Cost Indianapolis Police $14K

While some members of the legislature said the program might be ready by the fall, Gov. Pence says he hopes it will be ready by next year.

Photo: Courtesy of the Office of the Governor

Pence visited Indianapolis for the Colts game in October.

Vice President Mike Pence’s attendance at an NFL game that he quickly left after a national anthem protest cost Indianapolis about $14,000 in police overtime and other costs.

The figures were released Tuesday by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington.

The left-leaning policy group sought details about expenses surrounding Pence’s Oct. 8 trip. It found that the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department’s costs included nearly $11,500 in overtime for tactical and traffic officers.

The group says Pence inappropriately used taxpayer money for a political stunt.

The former Indiana governor left the Indianapolis Colts game when about a dozen San Francisco 49ers players took a knee during the anthem. Pence later tweeted he wouldn’t dignify an event that disrespected the flag.

A Pence spokeswoman didn’t immediately reply to a request for comment from The Associated Press.

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  • bengal tiger

    Our former idiot empty suit Governor is a douche.
    He was bad as our Rep
    He was worse as our Governor
    He’s the worst kind of politician now because he’s sold his soul to be Dotard-N-Chief’s VP. Souless pence has lied and obfuscated since being sworn in.

  • lastcamp2

    It’s more than just what it cost IMPD. By hundreds of thousands, just to stage a publicity stunt. There doesn’t seem much dignity left in the highest offices in the country. All Pence lacked was a clown nose and clown shoes to complete his being morphed into the image of the Chief Clown he idolizes.

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