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October 6, 2004

Albany - Mayor Dr. Willie Adams continues to pay a police captain to protect him. In August, Mayor Adams asked the city manager for police protection after receiving threatening phones calls.

Tuesday, city commissioners questioned Adams about who was paying for the bodyguard. Some of the money came from the Mayor's $10,000 city expense account. But now, the Mayor is paying the officer to escort him to public appearances.

"I'm certainly not scared or intimidated," said Dr. Adams. "But, I love to go out and meet people and enjoy myself, and it's always good to have somebody with you."

Mayor Adams says he hasn't received any threats in a while. He says the phone calls came after he asked the GBI to investigate the handling of a sex case involving a Westover High School teacher.

Posted at 5:21PM by kathryn.murchison@walb.com