Report: LA spent $3.2 million on Jackson memorial

November 16, 2009 9:40:17 AM PST
The Los Angeles city attorney says he's still seeking reimbursement of the $3 million the city spent for the Michael Jackson memorial - even though a report says there was no law at the time forcing a payback.

The City Council's Public Safety Committee on Monday will review the report that shows Los Angeles spent $3.2 million on the July memorial at Staples Center, including $2 million in police overtime. It also says the memorial gave the local economy a $4 million boost.

The report says there was no ordinance in place in July that required Staples owner AEG to reimburse the city. However, City Attorney Carmen Trutanich (troo-TAN'-ich) is still pursuing reimbursement.

Jackson died June 25 in a rented Los Angeles mansion.

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