ATLANTA (AP) — Documents show ex-Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed’s bodyguards violated city policy by routinely using city-issued credit cards to pay for his fast food, dry cleaning and other personal purchases.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and WSB-TV used Georgia’s Open Records Act to obtain statements and receipts for the nine Executive Protection Unit officers. They show more than $90,000 in charges from 2015 through 2017. The records don’t indicate how much was for personal purchases.READ MORE: Clayton Co. Police Officer Among Four Dead In Rex Community Shooting
Reed repaid $2,800.READ MORE: MLB Lockout: What's Allowed To Happen During Baseball Work Stoppage?
Atlanta’s interim chief financial officer, John Gaffney, says Reed “in many cases” repaid flagged charges, but “there was no behavior change” to comply with the city’s card use policy.
A federal investigation was triggered by a previous report that Reed charged $300,000 to his own card since 2015.MORE NEWS: COVID Omicron Variant Detected In Vaccinated Minnesotan Who Traveled To NYC Anime Convention
Reed and the officers couldn’t be reached for comment.