Deadly Charlottesville rally cost local police department nearly $70,000

FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017 file photo, white nationalist demonstrators walk into the entrance of Lee Park surrounded by counter demonstrators in Charlottesville, Va. Conservative activists and leftist counter-protesters prepare for a showdown on Boston Common, Saturday, Aug. 19, that could draw thousands a week after a demonstration in Virginia turned deadly. Boston’s rally is the first potentially large and racially charged gathering in a major U.S. city since a car plowed into counter-demonstrators in Charlottesville, killing a woman and injuring scores of others.(AP Photo/Steve Helber)

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WRIC) — 8News has learned that last month’s deadly ‘Unite the Right’ rally in Charlottesville cost the Charlottesville Police Department nearly $70,000.

That figure is split between salaries and material costs for the department, which paid nearly $44,000 in overtime for its officers. They also shelled out nearly $15,000 for logistical costs, which includes bike barrier rentals, command center equipment, hotels for officers and bus rentals.

These costs don’t include what other police departments and the state paid to help with coordination.