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Albany Police Chief Eric Hawkins
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An Albany police officer caught on camera making racially charged statements will be terminated.

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As the city of Albany continues to recover from last weekend's "ransomware attack," more damage may have been done than originally reported.

The Albany Police Department uses the Axon Body Camera System.
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The day after an Albany Police officer was arrested and two others were suspended, body cam video of the police encounter with First Street residents on March 16th was released. It’s the latest problematic headline for the city’s new police chief.

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan looks on as Police Chief Eric Hawkins addresses a crowd during the swearing-in of 19 police recruits at City Hall.
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Nineteen new police recruits were sworn in Thursday at Albany city hall. It’s an interesting time in the city, with a new police chief and continued stress between the police union and the mayor. Things may be improving.

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The Rotunda at City Hall was the setting for Friday’s swearing-in of Albany's new police chief, Eric Hawkins.

Eric Hawkins chats with Councilwoman Ginnie Farrell prior to Tuesday night's meeting in City Hall.
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It's official: Albany's new police chief is Eric Hawkins, who was confirmed Tuesday night by the Common Council.

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Public safety and police staff safety are at risk, according to the Albany Police Officers Union.