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Alvin Young meets with APD

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Monroe High School teacher who says police mistook him for a burglar and roughed him up in his own yard met with an Albany Police Commander Thursday.

Alvin Young says he was tackled by an officer last Wednesday when a burglar alarm went off at Harvey's on Radium Springs Road. He lives across the street and was in his yard when cops swarmed the area.

Alvin Young's meeting with Police Commander John Prickett centered around his side of the story which he's already told police once before. Albany Police describe the meeting as just one of the steps in investigating the complaint.

Thursday Young said he once again told police how one of their officers pulled up in front of his home after the burglary at the Harvey's and before he could say anything tackled him. Young claims officers pushed the handcuff he was wearing so deep into his wrists they caused bruising.

The one thing Alvin Young didn't get was a response to his complaint.

"Thurdsay's meeting went like the last meeting and they were asking me questions like what happened at the scene but in different form of questions. Basically just changing around the question," said Alvin Young.

If it's determined that the complaint is warranted then the case would likely be turned over to the department's internal affairs office for further investigation.

Alvin Young did tell us Thursday he reiterated to Commander Prickett that he wants to make sure something like this doesn't happen to someone else.

Alvin Young could get some of the answers he's looking for when he meets with Chief John Proctor Friday afternoon at 2:00 for a review of the incident.


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