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Bishop wants city officials to project positive image for Albany

Bishop Frederick Williams, Stop the Violence Organizer Bishop Frederick Williams, Stop the Violence Organizer
Mayor Dorothy Hubbard Mayor Dorothy Hubbard
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Bishop Frederick Williams wants city officials to help project a positive image for Albany, and he worries recent comments by one commissioner hurt that effort.

At Tuesday night's city commission meeting, the organizer of “Stop the Violence” talked to commissioners about the importance of building positive relations between the community and police.

Recently, Commissioner Tommie Postell criticized the police department for low morale and said some officers "don't give a damn" about solving crime.

Williams worries comments like that project a negative image of the city and could hamper growth.

"We are hoping to get them to understand how they project and what is being displayed by them affects all of us," said Bishop Frederick Williams, Stop the Violence Organizer.

"We all have to work together and that is going to be key for us as we move forward to understand that every issue that we face that if we don't work together, we won't solve it,” said Mayor Dorothy Hubbard.

Mayor Hubbard says she thanks all law enforcement and public safety agencies for all they do for the community.

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