1. Indemnification and lawsuits in generally are extremely expensive. Take Ferguson, for example, where one lawsuit could decimate its entire budget.Apuzzo 16 Matt Apuzzo is an American journalist. He won a Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting in 2012. In 2013, Apuzzo co-wrote a book with Adam Goldman called Enemies Within. Apuzzo was born in Cumberland, Maine and attended Colby College-ferguson-over-police-deal.html?_r=0Fighting the Department of Justice in such cases is expensive,which is why it is also rare. In 2012, the Justice Department sued Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Ariz., over allegations of discrimination against Latino immigrants. Like Ferguson, the county rejected settlement deals and fought the case in court, ringing up about $5 million in legal fees. Three years later, Maricopa County agreed tosettle the case.Mr. Webb has put the cost of a lawsuit at $4 million to $8 million.