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

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FERGUSON, MO (KPLR) - 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.

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