The FBI has requested video recordings from The Chimes restaurant and dash-cam videos from police cruisers in connection with an Aug. 10 incident in which Richard Reed, brother of 22nd Judicial District Attorney Walter Reed, was pulled over with a drunk woman in his car and then flashed an honorary investigator badge from the DA’s Office in an effort to prevent officers from talking to the woman.
Eight days after the incident, Richard Reed was arrested and booked on a count of sexual battery.
Police originally issued the woman a summons for public intoxication, but that charge was dismissed when Reed was arrested.
After Reed was arrested, Covington Police Chief Tim Lentz said security camera footage from inside The Chimes showed the woman was “extremely intoxicated” and that Reed groped her “more than once.”
Lentz said the FBI called him the day after the incident seeking the tapes, but he declined to provide any more details about the conversation.