(CALIFORNIA WATCH) — For months after the Agnews Developmental Center in San Jose was closed, a special state-run police force patrolled the grounds of the board-and-care hospital and collected overtime for guarding a nearly empty facility, state records reveal.

The officers were among several dozen statewide who have significantly boosted their paychecks, or even doubled their salaries, with overtime pay, enabling some to earn more than $150,000 a year, a California Watch investigation has found. The state-run police force, called the Office of Protective Services, last year paid about $2 million in overtime to 80 of its officers.

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