Justice Dept. asks Charlotte to repay $132K from DNC

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. —

The Department of Justice is asking the city of Charlotte to pay back more than $132,000 that the feds say the city misspent during the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

Channel 9 obtained a report that the Justice Department issued. It says the city spent more than $79,000 on unallowable personnel costs.

Some of that includes a police officer's retirement payments.

The report also says the city bought two SUVs that weren't properly upgraded during the DNC.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Rodney Monroe responded to the report and said the department will pay back the $79,000, but he disagrees about the SUVs.

That investigation is ongoing.

(Click here to read the full report.)

Channel 9 plans to ask the city how it will come up with the money to pay back the government.

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