Public Safety Committee Chairman Virgil Watkins proposal in to make the mayors office lead agency on gang-prevention efforts didnt go anywhere during a meeting of the Macon City Council committee on Monday, but he didnt really want it to Watkins really sought an update on the hiring of an anti-gang coordinator.
That job is being advertised, city Internal Affairs Director Keith Moffett said. Watkins also said hed accept a proposal from Councilman Henry Gibson to keep that job within the police department rather than the mayors office.
The committee also discussed disciplinary procedures for police officers, and at 5:30 p.m. were in closed session talking about a specific officer who apparently has had 11 complaints in the last year or so, with nine of them coming from the general public.
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