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CMPD gets more than $5 million to cover the DNC

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CHARLOTTE -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are getting about $5.3 million to help cover the department's costs leading up to and during the Democratic National Convention. The city released a report Monday detailing the figures.

The money is part of $50 million in federal funding approved for security during the convention. The most expensive item listed is insurance, both liability and workers compensation. Combined, the policies will cost almost $2 million.

CMPD says they don't have enough space at their headquarters so they're upfitting the command center in uptown. That will cost $704,000.

There is also money for X-ray machines, updates to the helicopter, several SUV's, which the report says will be used to move officers to problem areas, new bikes and motorcycles.

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