Mayor Kasim Reed said Thursday he has not been questioned by federal authorities in the ongoing bribery probe at City Hall and that he takes responsibility for the scheme happening on his watch.
“I feel responsibility for every aspect of my government,” Reed said before a backdrop of dozens of boxes of documents related to the investigation.
” I can’t express how frustrated and angry I am about what has happened,” Reed said. “But the fact of the matter is that I have a job to do and a city to run. I’m going to fully comply and cooperate. Justice is going to be served.”
Reed made the remarks during a press conference releasing 1.476 million documents related to the scandal. Hundreds of boxes lined the walls and sat on rows of tables in the cavernous old City Council chambers.
Federal authorities are investigating more than $1 million in bribes allegedly paid by contractors for City Hall contracts between 2010 and 2015.
Reed was at times combative, conciliatory and weary. He said he will make the documents available electronically, but did not specify a date. He said he released the documents in paper form so that personal information could be redacted before releasing them for public view.
For more information, check The Atlanta Journal-Constitution live blog of going through the boxes here.