Jacksonville, FL - The final bill is in- WOKV has learned the total cost of the Michael Dunn trial totaled $99,158.26.
We first told you in February that the Duval Clerk of Courts spent $27,752.01 for the two week trial. That included housing and feeding the sequestered 12 jurors and four alternates for nearly two weeks. We have continued to press for further information on costs outside of that department.
We’ve now learned The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office billed $63,322.72 in personnel overtime. That’s part of a total of $70,540.74 in overtime across three divisions- the Clerk, JSO, and the Emergency Operations Center. JSO says they are “pleased with the efficiency with which this operation was managed”, and that there were no incidents to disrupt public safety.
A full breakdown of additional expenses through those branches and the City of Jacksonville is attached to the left.
The Clerk’s Office expenses come from the state funded portion of their budget. The City of Jacksonville, JSO and EOC expenses- totaling $71,406.25- come from the General Fund, meaning the city’s budget funded through your tax dollars.
Dunn was convicted of three counts of attempted second degree murder for shooting in to a car with four teens inside at a Southside gas station, killing Jordan Davis. He awaits retrial for first degree murder, which hung the jury during the first trial.