Connecticut Agencies to Get $2.5 Million for Sandy Hook Expenses


The Justice Department announced Wednesday that it will reimburse Connecticut police agencies $2.5 million for costs related to last December's school massacre in Newtown, Conn. About $880,000 will go to the Town of Monroe,$663,000 to Connecticut State Police, $602,000 to the Town of Newtown and $297,000 to other agencies.

Attorney General Eric Holder said the department’s Bureau of Justice Assistance will compensate the agencies and jurisdictions for costs related to overtime, forensics and security during and in the aftermath of the crime. The funding will come from the Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program.

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