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Indiana mayor slams Walmart, declares store "public nuisance"

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INDIANA (CBS 8/CNN) - A video showing two women (one with a child) brawling at a Walmart was posted on YouTube in June. The video went viral with over 6 million views and now Beech Grove mayor, Dennis Buckley, has had enough with the store's troubled reputation.

Mayor Dennis Buckley of Beech Grove, Indiana, says that local police are responding to incidents at the Walmart far too often. He says police have been called to the store more than once a day over the last two years and within the past five months have made 486 responses to the property. He has declared the store a public nuisance and had the city's police chief send Walmart an official letter declaring so. Buckley stated in an interview that the area is not located in a high crime area and is near an interstate.

Walmart released a statement which read, "Walmart has worked closely with local law enforcement officials and directly responded to their request by both hiring an off-duty police officer to be in the store and implementing a program designed to reduce store calls for police assistance."

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