Tyler Perry & Police Profiling; Atlanta Officers Cleared Of Racial Charges


The case has concluded against two white Atlanta police officers. According to documents released by the Atlanta Police Department on Tuesday, Sept. 11, a four month internal investigation was completed and the officers involved were exonerated of racially profiling actor Tyler Perry.

In February, Perry departed his Atlanta studio in a white Porsche Panamera and made an illegal left turn. According to a post made by the media mogul on Facebook, the reason for his actions was to make sure he wasn't being followed.

Immediately after, he was stopped by two white Atlanta police officers who questioned him and then let him leave without issuing a ticket.

However, Perry stated that the incident was "hostile" in nature and that the officers made him feel unsafe.

An internal affairs officer for the Atlanta Police Department stated, "I would submit the evidence shows the actions of both officers with the regard to the traffic stop of Mr. Perry were justified, lawful and proper."

There has been no comment so far from the entertainer, with spokeswoman Keleigh Thomas saying that, "Tyler Perry is out of the country and unable to comment at this time."

According to the report, the officers mistook Perry's $100,000 sports car for a similar stolen one. They stated that they didn't see the driver before he was pulled over.

"His vehicle had dark, tinted windows," said one of the officers.

The officers said they were unaware of the celebrity and a recording of the radio traffic has one of officers being heard saying, "I really didn't know who that dude was."

Another office in a second patrol car recognized the actor and told the other officers that the car likely isn't stolen due to Perry's wealth.

Perry was not interviewed as part of the report, but statements made on Facebook were used by investigators.

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