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Klewitz family wants help from the city

By Len Kiese - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A Lee County family wants Albany city commissioners to increase their oversight of the drug squad in response to a fatal crash during a high speed chase.

Billy Klewitz was killed nearly two years ago when a suspect being chased by a drug agent slammed into his car. Tuesday night, the Klewitz family addressed Albany city commissioners.

Bill Klewitz wants them to work with the District Attorney and other agencies to "reel in the drug squad" to prevent dangerous chases. He was hoping for answers at a meeting last week with the Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit board but he says he heard nothing but rhetoric.

"The city has a no chase policy. The county has a no chase policy. What makes this organization different? You've got to review this organization please. Where my son was that evening could have been any one of us," said Klewitz.  

City leaders were visibly moved Tuesday night by the plea. Mayor Willie Adams told the family he doesn't know how it feels to lose a child but he assured them that city leaders will work to address the family's concerns.


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