Taxpayers spend $1 million on mayor's security in 2011

Security for Mayor Vincent Gray cost nearly $1 million in his first year in office, the Washington Examiner reports, but he spent less than his predecessors on travel and home-security upgrades. Metropolitan Police Department records released under the D.C. Freedom of Information Act show that taxpayers spent 37% less to secure Gray's home than for Mayor Adrian Fenty. And while Fenty took security detail along on his travels -- costing nearly $12,000 in 2010 alone -- Gray traveled without MPD officers in 2011.

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