Security for Terrorism Trials Could Top $200M, Officials Say

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Officials say it may cost the city more than $200 million a year in security fees to host the terror trials of Khalid Sheik Mohammed and others.

REPORTER: In a letter, Senator Schumer and Mayor Bloomberg ask the federal government to help pick up the tab. Bloomberg says the city can't go it alone.

BLOOMBERG: I don't want to be in the situation where I have to take security away from other parts of this city we only have so much money and we only have so many police and we can only afford so many police.

REPORTER: Federal officials say they're still determining the cost for security surrounding the New York trials, and how it will be paid. No trial date has been set.


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