Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed’s Older Brother Tracy Reed Under Investigation Over Traffic Stop, Suspended License

Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed’s older brother Tracy Reed under investigation for driving city vehicles for several years without a license and avoiding arrest during recent traffic stop.

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Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed's Older Brother Tracy Reed Under Investigation (CBS Atlanta)

Atlanta Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed’s older brother Tracy Reed under investigation for driving city vehicles for several years on an expired license. How did he get away with this for so long? Wouldn’t one realize their license had expired? What the heck.

In addition, officials confirmed the city’s law department is investigating an Oct. 28 traffic stop in which Tracy Reed, who has been employed by the city of Atlanta for 12 years, was apparently allowed to drive away without a ticket after being stopped while driving with a suspended license.

At that time, there was an outstanding warrant for his arrest stemming from a failure to appear in court on Oct. 6 to answer charges of driving with a suspended license. The fact that he was allowed to drive away that night raised questions of whether he received special treatment from the police.

Tracy Reed’s lawyer, Robert Highsmith, said his client didn’t know why the license was suspended or for how long it had been suspended. He said he got Reed’s court date reset to Jan. 10 on Thursday and the arrest warrant has been canceled. It is routine to have failure-to-appear warrants withdrawn after a court date is reset. Source

I won’t throw Kasim Reed under the bus for his brother’s actions. It speaks to Tracy Reed’s lack of integrity and yes, he got over because of his name. I would love to know how the police officer who pulled him over, and ran his driver’s license, didn’t arrest him after discovering he had an outstanding warrant? It’s ironic that Tracy Reed works in the Office of Compliance and failed to do just that — comply with the law.

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