Above the Law? Cathy weighs in on Mayor Reed's excessive use of emergency lights

An investigation by Channel 2 News found that Mayor Reed uses his flashing blue emergency lights and sirens to get around town quicker for non-emergency things, like news conferences, job announcements, and even debate watch parties.

"We have to go back to the premise of the law. Elected officials can't use blue lights and sirens unless it's an emergency," said Woolard. 

Mayor Reed's response? 

“It’s really not about me feeling like I’m above the law and I’m just trying to do a job that's really hard,” Reed said. “The bottom line is it costs what it costs to secure the chief executive of the city.”

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Lee Woodsmall