Friday, September 14, 2012
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On June 30, APD police officer Gary Price, who was driving an APD SUV collided with a Ford F-150 pickup on Jefferson Street at Whitney Avenue.
ALBANY, Ga. - City officials confirm that Cpl. Gary Price, the Albany Police Department officer who was involved in a car accident in June that sent two adults and five children to the hospital, has been recommended for termination.
APD Spokeswoman Phyllis Banks directed questions on the matter to either the city attorney or the city manager. Assistant City Manager Wes Smith was able to confirm that such a recommendation had been made.
Smith said he anticipates that Price will be in a hearing with the city manager regarding his future with the APD. He declined further comment due to the issue being a personnel matter.
On June 30, Price was driving a patrol Chevrolet Tahoe that ran a red light on West Whitney Avenue and South Jefferson Street when it struck a Ford F-150, causing it to overturn. Reports indicated that Price's blue lights were flashing when he was going through the intersection.
Price has been involved in other accidents during his time as a law enforcement officer, including a June 2007 chase that resulted in the deaths of two people.
See Saturday's Herald for more details.