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City of Sanford: Trayvon Martin Case Has Cost $603,000


Last year when neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin, the incident cost the unarmed teen his life. It has also been expensive for the City of Sanford.

City Hall has paid $603,000 in expenses related to the case, the Orlando Sentinel reports. The biggest single payout was for police overtime: $131,000.

Other costs have included:

  • Search for new police chief: $33,800.
  • Stage, audio and video equipment for Trayvon rallies: $29,000.
  • Crisis public relations and marketing: $26,000.
  • Copyright fee for new city logo: $35.

For a full breakdown of expenses, check out the Sentinel article.

Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder. His trial is set to begin June 10.

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