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Tyler Perry

White Cops Cleared After Racial Profiling Allegations

9/12/2012 9:57 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The two white Atlanta police officers who Tyler Perry accused of being racist have been exonerated following an internal investigation by the Atlanta PD -- but it was pretty much the cops' word against Perry's.

As we previously reported, Perry accused the two cops of racially profiling him during a "hostile" traffic stop earlier this year -- when they pulled Perry over in his $110,000 Porsche for making an illegal left turn.

Perry claimed he was eventually let go without receiving a ticket -- because a black officer showed up to the scene and informed the two white officers that Perry was famous.

According to docs released by the Atlanta PD, the officers claim they couldn't see the driver behind his tinted windows, so racially profiling Perry would have been impossible. 

The cops claim they believed Perry was driving a stolen car at the time -- because it matched a description of a stolen vehicle -- and that's the primary reason he was pulled over.

According to the report, there was no dashboard camera in either patrol car to back up the cops' testimony.

Following the investigation, an internal affairs officers 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."

A rep for Perry said the filmmaker is currently out of the country and cannot be reached for comment.

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16.

lbs    

$ not Big enough to $ justice stinks, but it's better than a jail cell clink....let it go.

772 days ago
17.

3Storms    

I am glad. Perry just played the race card to justify his own bad driving like the bigot he is, and I am glad he's been called out on it.

772 days ago
18.

anony    

--exotic car on recently stolen list
--tinted windows
--illegal maneuver

All reasons to pull someone over.
WHO would be chasing him? Has he made a report to the police prior to this?
He sounds like he made an excuse for making an illegal turn.

772 days ago
19.

ro    

But Perry is ok with the special treatment (no ticket) given to him after they realized he is famous. Poor little rich man. pfft.

772 days ago
20.

karenjj    

Come on, people!!! Haven't you heard? When you are black, you can get away with just about anything on the road. Because if you get sopped, just pull out your race card. What kind of idiots go see his movies anyway? Oh wait, I know.

772 days ago
21.

The New Improved Sock Puppet    

So Tyler, tell us how it feels when someone hates you simply for the color of your skin? I guess the tables turned on that one brother.

772 days ago
22.

Don    

Perry you frickin cry baby. Got popped for an illegal left hand turn, then get a free pass when a black officer shows up and says your famous.
Now you're infamous,but most importantly how does it feel wearing a racist hat for I've tired of the racist thing being thrown around like a punch line.
Shame on you, famous, infamous or otherwise

772 days ago
23.

john wayne gacy    


they went from picking cotton in the sun,

to flying high on air force one;

772 days ago
24.

lbs    

What if the white officers accused their superior of playing the race card to get you out of that ticket you should've received?

772 days ago
25.

safia    

although im absolutely against racial profiling i am not against a famous person getting a ticket!!!! thats the problem... these rich and famous ppl think they can break laws and have no consequences... ef tyler perry

772 days ago
26.

moe l.    

All blacks are now playing the race-card - they didn't used to..... they learned that from the president.

772 days ago
27.

Heather    

The white cops are didn't get any **** for this?? How ****ing shocking!

772 days ago
28.

Swins    

This was after he made an illegal left hand turn from the right lane to "elude" paps, because his security team told him to do that right?
Yeah that illegal turn had nothing to do with it, dumb a$$

772 days ago
29.

john    

please throw away the key so he wont make another stinker.....

772 days ago
30.

the_drizzle    

Driving While Wack?

772 days ago
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