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Police response draws complaints

By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – An Albany woman says police took their time responding to her 911 call and she's not happy about it.

Sharon Hall called Albany 911 Monday night with information about an earlier burglary at her home. When officers didn't arrive, she called back and kept calling more than a half dozen times.

An hour and 20 minutes later, officers showed up.

"I don't know if there is not enough of them or anything," Hall said.  "But they don't patrol the area and such like they should.  The officer who came to my home, it was like he would rather be anywhere else but there.  As if they are not taking their job serious.  And we are so disgusted with them."

APD is currently 43 officers understaffed.  Albany 911 officials say Hall's calls were first labeled a Priority 3 importance, then 40 minutes later, after several more calls, they upgraded it to priority one.  

It still took another 40 minutes for the officer to get there. The Albany City Manager's office and Albany Police are investigating Hall's complaints.

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