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Jolivette suspended with pay for arrest

By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Former Albany Assistant Fire Chief Roderick Jolivette is suspended with pay after his arrest over the weekend.

Jolivette was charged with felony impersonating a law enforcement officer by the Chattahoochee County Sheriff's Office, and giving false information to a law enforcement officer Saturday. He was released on bond that afternoon.

The former Assistant Chief, who was demoted earlier this year for ordering a full fire truck crew to clean up a relative's home, was stopped last week speeding 83 miles per hour in a 55 zone. The officer says Jolivette claimed to work for the Dougherty County Sheriff's Office, and was released without a ticket.

Albany city leaders suspended Jolivette with pay until his case is finalized. If he is indicted, his suspension will be without pay.

State law bans people convicted of a felony from being able to work as firefighters.

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