Or maybe it was the story in April of 2016 about how the department was scrambling to redeploy detectives and administrators to patrol beats to cope with overtime spending that was projected to hit $49 million, or triple what had been budgeted. It could also have been one from 2014 in which the police commissioner at the time, Anthony W. Batts, argued that he could fix runaway overtime costs by cutting 212 vacant positions and redeploying forces with a smarter schedule. That year, OT was a mere $7 million over budget. Then there was 2013, when the city did the same thing it’s doing now, which is to use better-than-expected tax collections to cover worse-than-expected overtime. We had another story in 2011, when police overtime was up 40 percent over the previous year in response to what officials at the time said was drastic understaffing. Back in 2009, Baltimore sought to cut back on police overtime amid the fiscal woes of the great recession, but it still spent more than budgeted. In 2008, after then-Mayor Sheila Dixon warned that the department “didn’t have a blank check” for overtime, it still went $17 million over budget. And that was an improvement over 2007, when the department spent more than twice its overtime budget for the year in just seven months.