Vice President Mike Pence stopped by an Indianapolis Colts game in October but left after several players knelt during the national anthem to protest racial inequality in the United States. As there was overwhelming evidence that Pence attended the game with the intention of leaving when he did, critics wondered how much the extra security and travel cost and filed FOIA requests after outlets estimated that the tally could be over $240,000 for the federal government. Now, reports indicate that Pence’s early exit also cost local police over $14,000. According to Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), documents show that the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department spent a total of $14,163.36 on additional security measures to protect the Vice President and his entourage.
Mike Pence’s NFL Protest Cost The Indianapolis Police Department Over $14,000
Uproxx | Nov 14