There’s overtime pay, and then there’s this. A small group of MPD officers works 12-18 hours nearly every day. What’s going on?

For D.C. Metropolitan Police Department sergeant Tony Giles, working overtime is a full-time job of its own.

In the budget year ending September 30, 2022, Giles billed the city for 2,735 extra work hours, which — on top of a regular 40-hour workweek — is equivalent to working a 13-hour day, every single day, for all 365 days of the year.

This harrowing workload was so lucrative that Giles out-earned the highest paid officials in city government in fiscal year 2022. His total compensation was greater than the publicly reported salaries of every other city employee, including the police chief and D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser.

Giles, whose base salary was $114,000 that year, ultimately took home $361,000 in total pay.

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