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August 8, 2005

Albany- With no notice, board members hired a chief for the system's new police department.

The board hired Dougherty County Police Captain Troy Conley Monday night. He's supposed to start work Wednesday and begin hiring 16 officers. But the school system failed to make the names of the finalists public at least 14 days before they made the decision, a requirement of state law.

Assistant Superintendent Carlos Keith told us just last week there were no finalists yet. School board attorney Tommy Coleman told us after Monday night's meeting he thinks this hire does fall under the law, even though he didn't question the vote during the meeting.

Conley's salary was set at $65,000 a year. After we questioned the vote, board member Willie Weaver told us retired Albany Police officer Dan Hill was the other finalist.

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