By: Diane Benjamin
2 pieces of information I received from the City of Bloomington about the Gun Buy Back event:
The document showing what the Bloomington City Council approved is in this story: https://blnnews.com/2023/10/24/the-120000-waste/
It says $60,000.
According to BPD’s social media post, “There was a total of $50,000 allocated for the cash payouts and all the funds were exhausted.”
Where’s the other $10,000? Bloomington police pocketed it for overhead?
$60,000 was also allotted to the gun safe giveaway, the police spent all but $2.20 of that on gun safes that weren’t made for guns: https://blnnews.com/2023/06/14/dont-store-guns-in-the-free-gun-safe-you-got-from-the-bloomington-il-police/
If the Council says $60,000 is allocated for a Gun Buy Back program, by who’s authority was it changed to $50,000? Where is the other $10,000?