Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed’s security detail was involved in a two-vehicle accident in September while using “emergency lights” and sirens, sending a Cobb County man to the hospital complaining of minor injuries, according to a police report obtained through an open records request.
The Sept. 9 accident happened at the intersection of Cumberland Parkway and West Paces Ferry Road with Reed as a passenger, according to a Cobb County Police report.
The news, which was first broadcast Friday by Channel 2 Action News, comes just three days after the station’s investigative story questioning the mayor’s use of “blue lights,” which are typically employed only in emergency situations, some experts say.
The station reported news crews observing the mayor using the lights 10 times over five weeks to get to speaking engagements, ribbon cuttings and other routine appointments. Some observers say the mayor’s actions violate state law for the use of emergency blue lights.
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