By Karen Cohilas - bio | email ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The city of Albany plans to offer the job of top cop to one of five finalists, but city leaders refuse to release the names of those finalists.
Tuesday, he city said they don't plan to release the names of the finalists simply because they don't have to.
They say the law only requires them to release the top three finalists, even if they never narrow the selection down to three.
"Assuming we get a candidate who we think is the right candidate, we hope to have an offer by the end of the month, for sure, " said Assistant City Manager Wes Smith.
The five finalists will interview for the position next Wednesday.
The city brought in the Georgia Chiefs Association for initial screenings.
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