Grand Rapids puts riot damage estimates at $448,000

Grand Rapids
A photo of the Grand Rapids riots on May 30, 2020. (Courtesy of Andris B. Visockis)

A photo of the Grand Rapids riots on May 30, 2020. (Courtesy of Andris B. Visockis)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The city of Grand Rapids has put preliminary damage estimates for last Saturday’s riot at $448,000.

The amount is for damage to both public and private property. It does not include items stolen by looters.

Over 100 businesses suffered damage during the riot. Public cost includes seven police vehicles set on fire.

Information provided by the city assessors office is preliminary, and not all of the data has been verified.

Other costs, such as overtime for police and fire, are still being added up.

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