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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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31.

Ron    

WHAT THIS TELLS ME IS regardless of net worth Negroes can't drive

750 days ago
32.

ME    

Black People are getting pathetic these days. They are the Thug race and everybody knows it.Look up the 20 most dangerous/crime ridden places in this country and they all have the same common denominator......anybody have a guess?

750 days ago
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Laura    

So--he made an illegal turn, and he thought it was racial profiling going on? Not buying it. However, if anyone, including this guy is "let go because he's famous"--I have a real problem with that. Who gives a crap about fame if they are breaking the law?

750 days ago
34.

ManiacalZebra    

If the car matched the description of a stolen one, they must check it out. Having another cop come in and say that he should be let off the hook because he is famous is crap. NO ONE should be let off the hook because of fame. Just cooperate and get it over with.

750 days ago
35.

hypOcrite    

talk about ironic.... a man that makes his living off of racism is now complaining about racism... accusing someone of racism is a serious accusation that has been trivialized by the black community leaders who have overused this excuse... fact is, he broke the law and the police were trying to do their job and enforce the law... police are one of the few government workers that actually work for their money... they should seek legal council and sue Mr. Perry for defamation of character

750 days ago
36.

obama'saracist    

so a black cop said let him go cause he be a famous black lol thats racist tyler perry is a racist pos

750 days ago
37.

smorbie    

Since Atlanta has a large black majority, I don't believe there is much racial profiling going on. They would be stopping almost every car.

750 days ago
38.

gbtw    

oh, this is just rich... the guy gets pulled over MAKING AN ILLEGAL TURN, and he says he was profiled b/c he didn't get away with it until a black cop told the other guys the guy was famous? i mean seriously? b/c the white guys didn't recognize him as a celebrity, that's called profiling?

750 days ago
39.

Kayla    

Ridiculous. He is the one being racist for thinking they pulled him over because he was black. Typical ethnic.

750 days ago
40.

mar1ey    

Well, Tyler, I'm tired of mainstream society being discriminated against because we aren't celebrities. Were is OUR preferential treatment????

750 days ago
41.

ME    

Blacks accuse Whites of racism, so how does it look when Black voters are behind Obama at (97%)..... and Romney has( 0%) thats right 0%0%0% of the Black vote. If Obama had 0% of the white vote, imagine the outrage!!! It would be major news every day , civil rights marches Al, Jessie , ect....

750 days ago
42.

Sincerity    

Some of "YOU" rather "PATHETIC" HATERS really should "GIVE IT A REST"!!! Something "STINKS TO HIGH HEAVEN" because these white police officers didn't even bother to give Tyler Perry a ticket for his "alleged" illegal left turn. Mr. Perry was complaining about how these "NEANDERTHALS" treated him after they pulled him over. The excessive "UGLINESS" wasn't necessary on their part!!! All they had to do was ask him for his driver's license and vehicle registration, if they actually suspected his car was stolen!!! Manhandling his vehicle wasn't part of acceptable law enforcement protocol!!! They may have gotten away with this incident but they'll be "CLOSELY WATCHED"!!! Hopefully, these fools will have enough "COMMON SENSE" TO HANDLE THEIR BUSINESS AND MOVE ON "WITHOUT UNNECESSARILY HARASSING PEOPLE WHO ARE POSING NO ACTUAL "THREAT" TO THEM!!!

750 days ago
43.

manbearpig    

good to know tyler perry knows that being famous will get you out of things the little people get in trouble for.

750 days ago
44.

lalaluvu    

There are tons of famous people in ATL, and plenty of hot little cars. If you're driving like a jerk, they will pull you over. They can be mean, or nice - it's the same toss up for everyone. Always try to keep your head down, and follow the rules. He should know that.

750 days ago
45.

Sherron    

I'm so sick of these movie stars who think they are so above the law! SICK to death of these people playing the race card every time they break the law. Take your medicine like the rest of us do and stop WHINING!!

750 days ago
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