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Top cop set for the time being

November 21, 2007

Albany --  Despite a rocky start in Albany, it looks like the Police Chief will be around for at least two more years. 

Chief James Younger's contract expires in February.  A clause in that contract says if the city manager does not to extend or renew it, he must take action six months before that date.

The chief has been at the center of controversy stemming from problems with the SWAT team and a lack of communication with other police agencies.

But City Manager Alfred Lott says he had no reason to remove Younger.  "I have not taken that action. I have no probable cause to do anything like that, so if Chief Younger elects, he can extend in accordance with the contract that's listed," said Lott. 

Despite some problems, Younger has helped bring the department up to almost full staff.

Chief Younger  and  all other city employees will be evaluated in December. He will be offered a two-year contract extension in February.

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