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March 18, 2008

Albany -- Albany City Commissioners say the only way to take on truancy is through a partnership.

Commissioners want to get serious with curfew violators including daytime violators who should be in school. They hope that will reduce gang activity.

City Manager Alfred Lott says before he can allocate resources, he needs data on the number of violators.

He plans to consult the Dougherty County School Board on how best to tackle the problem.

"What is the magnitude of the problem here in Albany-Dougherty County in the opinion of the school system, and what can we do to help out. I think its important to solicit support from all law enforcement agencies," said Albany City Manager, Alfred Lott.

Lott also wants to make sure that while enforcing the curfew, police do not violate anyone's civil liberties by questioning young adults legally on streets who may look like teenagers.

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