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Pay restored to suspended GA police chief

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GRANTVILLE, GA (AP) -

Grantville city officials have voted to restore pay for a police chief who was suspended after visiting Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

City council voted to restore a week's pay for Chief Doug Jordan during a meeting Monday evening. Jordan was suspended for a week without pay earlier this month after he and his wife visited Arpaio during their vacation.

The Newnan Times-Herald reported that Jordan talked with Arpaio about addressing drug issues in the western Georgia city.

City officials said the visit was unauthorized. Grantville's mayor Jim Sells voiced disapproval toward Jordan's suspension and Arpaio said he'd fly to Georgia to support Jordan if necessary.

Georgia Fraternal Order of Police Vice President Randy Robertson told the council he's concerned that Jordan was suspended without due process.

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