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COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi newspaper finds that a police investigator has been paid for 338 hours of overtime this year, including some as the mayor’s driver.

The Commercial Dispatch reports that a public records request discloses that Investigator Reginald Adams was paid almost $8,000 for overtime between Jan. 1 and May 1. That’s in addition to Adams’s regular pay of more than $13,000.

The newspaper’s review shows the time included a February trip in which he drove Columbus Mayor Robert Smith and a city planner to a Federal Home Loan Bank conference in New Orleans.

Receipts show the city paid $183.57 for Adams to stay in a hotel room and that he, Smith and the planner partook of a steakhouse meal that cost the three of them more than $250 combined.


Information from: The Commercial Dispatch,