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DAYTON, Ohio — Dayton-area taxpayers shelled out $57,000 in overtime costs for police officers to control crowds after University of Dayton basketball wins in the NCAA tournament in March.
A Dayton police report says officers from 13 jurisdictions helped clear the streets of rowdy revelers after the Flyers won their first three games of the tournament.
In the three days of celebrations, a total of 350 officers patrolled the campus. They endured thrown beer bottles, fist-swinging brawlers, fireworks, couches set afire, curses and intoxicated partiers jumping up and down on cars.
The details were included in the police department’s action report obtained by The Dayton Daily News and WHIO-TV.
The report’s analysis also recommends a number of steps that could curtail problems the next time such a celebration takes place.