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      Jolivette files suit against city for back wages

      Lieutenant Roderick Jolivette is seeking nearly $52,000 in lost wages

      An Albany firefighter is suing the city demanding back pay for a period when he was suspended.

      Lieutenant Roderick Jolivette is seeking nearly $52,000 in lost wages. City officials say Jolivette's suspension was without pay, and they plan on keeping it that way.

      "The city's policy is specific. If you are indicted you are suspended without pay, period. And if you are in fact exonerated you get your job back, you don't get any money back, because you haven't done any work for the city. That's obviously the logic there and that's the position that I am taking," said City Manager Al Lott.

      Jolivette was suspended last year after being indicted for impersonating a law enforcement officer in Chattahoochee County. Those charges were later dropped.

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