April 9th, 2012
03:12 PM ET
It seems some Newark, New Jersey residents have a bone to pick with Whitney Houston’s family.
According to CNN affiliate CBS New York, the city's taxpayers aren't pleased with the more than $187,000 tab Newark picked up for police overtime during Houston’s funeral there in February.
Some residents say the late singer’s family should have paid for its own security at the New Hope Baptist Church, rather than have the city take on the overtime for close to 200 local police officers.
CBS News adds that the sum represents about 5 percent of the department’s $4 million annual budget.
The star-studded February funeral for the late singer was attended by such celebrities as Oprah Winfrey, Kevin Costner and Tyler Perry.
A coroner ruled Houston's official cause of death as accidental drowning, with "effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use" being contributing factors.
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