Dooley: Ferguson Policing Will Cost County Up to $100,000 Per Day

Allison Blood (@AllisonBlood)

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. (KMOX) – St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley estimates it will cost from $90,000 to $100,000 a day in police overtime for St. Louis County officers and their efforts in Ferguson.

Dooley says that’s just for the days officers who were on the ground all night in Ferguson, and that the number is different on days there’s no conflict or rioting.

He says the official request will be made to the council, and that he will also ask the state of Missouri and the federal government for some reimbursement.

On Tuesday, the St. Louis County Council gave preliminary approval to $2 million in overtime, but that covers the year up until nowand not time in Ferguson.

There are no estimates yet from the Highway Patrol or city police.

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