May 12, 2012 6:50 PM by Lacey Steele
In some cities, occupy protests cost taxpayers millions of dollars.
In Los Angeles, the price tag has nearly doubled to $5 million.
City officials say they underestimated the need for police overtime and the clean up of parks.
A two-month camp in Los Angeles closed in late November.
In New York City, the cost of occupy protests had reportedly reached $17 million through mid-March.
In Denver, the city spent about $430,000, and that doesn't include all the staffing costs.