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No disciplinary actions will be taken against Douglasville police chief

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DOUGLASVILLE, GA (CBS46) -

Douglasville city leaders said no disciplinary actions will be taken against Police Chief Chris Womack after controversial comments the chief made to CBS46 News.

"There's nobody in this room, I don't think, that I would rather have my back than Chief Womack," said one man in support of Womack.

Womack told the media he cannot keep good officers because the salaries set by the city are too low.

Some city leaders did not agree with the chief's comment.

The city council and mayor met in a closed meeting to discuss possible disciplinary actions.

"It's a shame when somebody's given the job of supporting and protecting a community and they have to have the fears of political correctness hanging over their head," said Gary Kienel, a supporter of the chief.

"His officers need more pay. He knows that better than anyone. Now I'm sorry if it may have embarrassed anyone for him to step up and say that. They (city) may need to work on some kind of protocol," said Chris Lovvorn, a supporter of the chief.

City Manager Bill Osborne said he will work closely with the chief to resolve issues in the police department.

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