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Heavy police presence at Gucci Mane concert

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By  Stephanie Springer  - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - After a little controversy, a big rap concert finally came to the Albany Civic Center Saturday night. Along with content, there was concern about safety at the Summer Jam featuring rapper Gucci Mane.

But there was a heavy police presence tonight just in case.

We were there this afternoon as some acts rehearsed for the big show tonight.

Just to make sure there wasn't any trouble during or after the show the Albany Police Department had about 20 officers on duty.

This afternoon officers met and went over their plan of action before scattering around the civic center.

"There is a lot of hype going on and were not getting caught up in the hype what were trying to do is provide security to the civic center as a city facility the civic center manager gave us projects of a certain crowd and were trying to base our police numbers on that projection," said Albany Police Chief John Proctor.

Between 4 and 5,000 people were expected to attend the concert.


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