Missouri Has Spent $11.7 Million Policing the Ferguson Protests (So Far)

Deploying National Guard and Highway Patrol forces is expensive.

FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 13: Police stand watch as demonstrators protest the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown on August 13, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on Saturday. Ferguson, a St. Louis suburb, is experiencing its fourth day of violent protests since the killing.
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