KPFA Interview with City Auditor Jenny Wong about BPD Overtime
Listen to the interview here starting at 1:33
Read the full BPD Overtime Audit published March 3, 2022. This audit was for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 to FY 2020.
Notable findings include that BPD exceeded their allotted overtime budget by $4.8 million in FY 2020. It tracked a pattern of the police department exceeding their overtime budget over the five years of the audit. The audit also found that BPD contracts out officers as private security for businesses. In fact, 53% of police overtime hours logged in 2020 was working as private security for the Apple store.
We recommend reading the full overtime audit!
The City Auditor also audited calls for service, officer-initiated stops, and police responses in their April 2021 report, which can be read here. (note: the report we linked to, which is the one listed on the Auditor's Website, seems to have been updated July 2021). To our knowledge, there has yet to be follow-up on the recommendations from this stop data report 12 months ago, despite the police department committing to implementing the recommendations within 4-6 months.