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Brother of Atlanta mayor driving city vehicles illegally

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A CBS Atlanta exclusive investigation has revealed that the brother of Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has been illegally driving city vehicles for several years.

Our undercover investigation caught Tracy Reed leaving Atlanta City Hall and driving off in a government vehicle in October.

Driving a city vehicle shouldn't be a problem for Tracy Reed, because he works for the city. He's worked in the office of Contract Compliance fore 12 years. 

But Tracy Reed shouldn't be driving a city vehicle or any other vehicle.  That's because according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, his driver's license expired in September of 2006.

CBS Atlanta's Tony McNary caught up with Tracy Reed outside his office and asked him the Tough Questions about why he was driving without a valid driver's license.

"You have to take everything up with our communication department," said Reed.

When CBS Atlanta asked Reed whether or not the communications department handled his driver's license, Reed refused to answer any questions.

"You're going to have to take everything through our communication department," he repeated.

After Tracy Reed failed to renew his license five years in a row and didn't show up for a court date in May, the state suspended and revoked the license.

Tracy Reed is also a wanted man.  An Atlanta Municipal Court judge issued a warrant for his arrest because he skipped out on court again in October. 

The warrant accuses Reed of driving with a suspended and revoked license.

CBS Atlanta attempted to ask Reed for a third time why he was driving without a valid license, but again, he refused to answer before walking into his office.

"You have to take it through the communication department," he said.  "Thank you."

Mayor Kasim Reed's Communications Director Sonji Jacobs told CBS Atlanta that the Mayor was not aware of the situation, and that he would treat it like any other case involving a city employee.

Jacobs said because of CBS Atlanta's Tough Questions, the Atlanta's commissioner of human resources is now investigating Tracy Reed.

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