LOS ANGELES, Calif. --
The Los Angeles city attorney says he’s still seeking reimbursement of the $3 million the city spent for the Michael Jackson memorial — even though a report says there was no law at the time forcing a payback.
The City Council’s Public Safety Committee on Monday will review the report that shows Los Angeles spent $3.2 million on the July memorial at Staples Center, including $2 million in police overtime. It also says the memorial gave the local economy a $4 million boost.
The report says there was no ordinance in place in July that required Staples owner AEG to reimburse the city. However, City Attorney Carmen Trutanich is still pursuing reimbursement.
Jackson died June 25 in a rented Los Angeles mansion.