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Sen. John Albers Holds Hearings on Public Safety

Over the past few weeks, Sen. John Albers (R – Roswell), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Public Safety, has held multiple hearings on the recent increase in crime both in the city of Atlanta and throughout the state.

“The escalation in crime across Atlanta and Georgia starting last summer is unacceptable,” said Sen. Albers. “Law enforcement officers and agencies need our support to protect our communities. In our legal system, it is clear we still have work to do to make Georgians feel comfortable and safe in their own communities.  We can and must bring order and safety back to our citizens and support our police officers.”

“I would also like to, once again, urge the City of Atlanta to turn over ownership of the Atlanta City Detention Center to Fulton County. This is not a political issue, but one of safety for residents of Atlanta. The residents of Fulton County should not pay $400 million plus dollars for a new jail while one exists currently. I want to thank all of those who have taken the time to speak before our committee and I look forward to more productive discussions in the weeks ahead.”

The Senate Committee on Public Safety has held two hearings on the recent uptick in crime in Atlanta and across Georgia and ways the legislature can work to support law enforcement and the judicial system. Video archives of the hearings can be found online on the Senate website here:   https://livestream.com/accounts/26021522/events/8730585.

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Sen. John Albers serves as Chairman of the Public Safety Committee. He represents the 56th Senate District which includes portions of Cherokee and North Fulton counties. He may be reached at his office at 404.463.8055 or by email at john.albers@senate.ga.gov