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Trump campaign cuts check to Portland to cover cost of officers at Oregon rally

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Image of check from Trump campaign to the city of Portland. (Image: City of Portland, portlandoregon.gov) Image of check from Trump campaign to the city of Portland. (Image: City of Portland, portlandoregon.gov)
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

The Donald Trump presidential campaign cut a check to the city of Portland to cover the cost of Portland Police Bureau officers working at the Republican candidate's May rally in Eugene.

Audit services workers posted an image of the check, as well as a description of how it came to be, on the city of Portland's website.

An audit was issued on presidential campaign visits in Portland in April. The report found that the city had spent at least $180,000 on protecting candidates on campaign and fundraising trips in recent years, but had not sought reimbursement.

Police officers often either worked overtime or were drawn away from their regular duties for such events.

Auditors recommended that political campaigns or their organizers be charged for the cost to the city.

In June, the Portland Police Bureau billed the Trump for President campaign $18,712.78 for officers providing public safety services at a campaign rally in May in Eugene.

In August, the campaign sent a check for the billed amount.

"We’ll follow up more fully after Portland has billed for the costs of any other candidate visits this campaign season," according to the city's website.

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