Store Withdraws Donation Amid Controversy

There's controversy in Northampton  about a gift of ammunition from Walmart to the city's police  department.  

A City Council meeting last week drew members of the public  with concerns about the local store's plan to give the Northampton PD  about 13-thousand-dollars' worth of ammo, which Mayor David Narkewicz  said was being given because the store was no longer selling the  products.  

The council voted 6-to-3 to have the gift acceptance  discussed further in committee.  

However,  Walmart has  since withdrawn the offer, according to police officials, who said the  store was surprised at the amount of push back.

The ammo, according to the mayor would have saved something in the neighborhood of 13 thousand dollars.  That ammo was going to be used for training purposes.


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