FERGUSON, Mo. (KMOX) – How much is the prolonged police response in Ferguson going to cost taxpayers?

“I don’t know yet, and we won’t know until we’re done and the totality of it,” St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson says. “But, it’s something that we have to do.”

Dotson says police don’t get to pick and choose which crises they’d like to respond to.

He also says the city, at least, will think about asking the state of Missouri to help pay the bill.

“I think the strain on local law enforcement, whether it’s St. Louis City, St. Louis County, the other municipalities that are here, certainly will be felt at some time,” he says.

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