Thursday marks the Guardian Angels' return to the streets of Albany.
As the city grapples with a shortage of officers, Angels founder and leader Curtis Sliwa says the red berets will patrol Clinton to Livingston Avenues and Ontario Street to Lexington Avenue; a key area of concern will be the 500 block of 2nd street. Albany Police Chief Eric Hawkins:
"I have a liaison that's working directly with his organization. And I've made it very clear to them that if they want to come to this community and want to be eyes and ears and report things to the police department, then I don't have a problem with that."
Hawkins adds he's hopeful the Angels will comply with conditions including agreeing to be trained by officers in the interest of develop a working relationship. The Angels and Mayor Kathy Sheehan’s administration have had a strained relationship