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Ga. police chief reinstated after firing

"This is small-town nasty politics at its worst,"

By Elena Oliviero
The Atlanta-Journal Constitution

DORAVILLE, Ga. Doraville mayor Ray Jenkins reinstated fired police chief and Iraq war veteran John King on Wednesday as controversy brewed about the reasons for the chief's ousting.

Doraville City Councilman Tom Hart called King a "part-time chief" and criticized him for being out of the loop while serving in Iraq, according to a videotape of a marathon council meeting reviewed by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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