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By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

November 6, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - On January 1st next year Albany's police chief will be out of a job.

Chief James Younger submitted a letter to the City manager announcing that he's contemplating terminating the contract.

The city manager accepted his resignation on Wednesday.

Both say they want end the relationship amicably.

Despite telling WALB News 10 last week that he had no plans to quit, Younger sent City Manager Alfred Lott a letter dated November 5th about the resignation, and he requested six months of severance pay.

"He made a personal choice to resign which is obvious that's about all I can comment, I can't tell you what's in his head or what his decision making process was," said Alfred Lott, Albany City Manager.

Lott told us he wishes Chief Younger the best of luck. He said Younger must coordinate the severance money issue with the City Attorney.

Chief Younger did not talk to us about his resignation.

One of the department's three deputy chiefs likely will be named interim chief while the city searches for a new top police officer.

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