Agencies put in place to help Ferguson may cost taxpayers over $2 million

You Paid For It
This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.
Data pix.

FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) - Tuesday on You Paid For It victims of the Ferguson violence outraged over the six figure salaries being paid to officials at the agencies Governor Nixon set up to study the crisis and proposed ways to avoid future blow-ups like this.

Investigator Elliott Davis catches up with the Ferguson Commission that voted to give a fellow Commission Member a $139,000 staff job.

And at another agency we also track down the two six figure officials appointed by the Governor to run his new Office of Community Engagement. The director makes $120,000 a year and her deputy $110,000.

Merchants who lost business in the Ferguson rioting, looting and burning along with those who lost their jobs because of the destruction condemn this deal where officials get paid while Ferguson struggles.

Between the two agencies taxpayers may be looking at a price tag that may top $2 million dollars.

FOX 2 Newsletters

Sign up for a newsletter from FOX 2 to get updates about news and weather. We offer daily headlines, breaking news, severe weather, and forecast emails.

Contact You Paid For It

Do you have a news tip for Elliott Davis? His "You Paid For It Series" on government waste has made him a champion of the underdog in St. Louis. Email our investigative unit here.


Latest News

More News