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04/13/06

Council Concerned About Crime Reduction Progress

The Savannah City Council continued to express concerned about Savannah's crime rate. Interim Savannah-Chatham police chief Willie Lovett addressed the council's concerns today. Council members want the police to reduce crime this year by 15 percent and they say the department is off to a slow start.

Chief Lovett says his officers are beating the streets and doing the best they can. "I want them to understand that the police department has their interests at heart," he said. "I want the community and police to be as one."

The council meets with chief every month to get an update on the department's progress.

Reported by: Michelle Paynter, mpaynter@wtoc.com

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