Atlanta mayor does not like sitting in traffic, TV investigation finds

Kasim Reed speaks at the Atlanta Press Club on Friday, Jan. 30, 2015.Kasim Reed speaks at the Atlanta Press Club on Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. (Photo by Todd DeFeo)

ATLANTA — The security detail for Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed regularly uses blue lights to bypass traffic, so the mayor arrives at events on time, according to a WSB-TV report.

And, he may be breaking the law, the television station concluded. According to the report:

Channel 2’s Lori Geary spoke with law enforcement officials who said it is a clear violation of the law.

Geary and a team of Channel 2 producers and photographers spent weeks examining the mayor’s trips in his city-provided SUV.

They found Reed rushed to non-emergency events as though someone’s life was on the line.

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