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Top Ten: Cleveland Police officers raking in the overtime

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Cmdr.Hill made more than $40,000 last year in overtime. Cmdr.Hill made more than $40,000 last year in overtime.

A Cleveland police boss is de
fending himself after we revealed he made more than $40,000 last year in overtime. 

We caught up with Dennis Hill, a high-level supervisor and one of the ten Cleveland police officers making the most overtime.

Hill worked last year as a Captain in the Fifth District. So we asked how does a guy working as a supervisor make that much money?
"Puts in the hours. My overtime rate is higher than a patrolman's," answered Commander Hill.
"The community meetings, the incidents I went to, the SWAT call-ups, the homicides I went to, every hour was accounted for."

Hill is the highest ranking officer on the top ten list for overtime.

His base pay last year was $86,000 and it's now $100,000. He just got promoted to Commander.

We pointed out most Captains don't go to all those calls at all hours of the night on a regular basis.

"I got called and I went to them as needed," Commander Hill said.

Councilman Zack Reed plans to ask questions next week at a Safety Committee meeting. 
How did top brass let this happen?

"It's not him. It's the system in play," said Reed. "But it makes you wonder who in the department was signing off on someone making $40,000 a year in overtime?"

Hill also managed police at special events and at the Muni lot for Browns games. He's not apologizing.

"But I miss a lot of things," Hill added. "Last night I missed my daughter's lacrosse game."

The top guy on the list made $61,000 in overtime.  The others on the list work in homicide, or at the airport, or traffic. 

Below is the list of the ten Cleveland police officers leading the department in overtime in 2013.

GASIEWSKI, ANDREW $61,441.07  
DIAZ, RAYMOND  $52,268.97  
ROMERO, HARVEY $46,902.68  
DANG, LONG  $46,261.04  
HOAG, JAMES  $45,359.85  
BORDEN, DAVID  $43,597.53  
MCCLENDON, RODNEY  $42,315.84  
HILL, DENNIS  $42,220.62  
FOX, DAVID    $41,935.33  

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