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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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CLINT    

Half of the commentors on this site scream racism, yet spew out many forms of their own racist views. Of course racism is alive and well in this country, and TMZ posters prove it on a daily basis.

737 days ago
62.

Sincerity    

Phishie from Philly


@sincerity, so what you are saying because whites didn't vote for blacks 30 40 years ago now blacks are only going to vote for blacks. That's not what Martin Luther King intended. ME made valid points and you tell him to put the crack pipe away. Now if I were to tell you to put the crack pipe down you would say I'm a racist. It's people like you who keep racism alive.
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@ ME, very well written!
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@Phishie from Philly


YOU'RE DUMB AS HELL!!! NO ONE IS OBLIGATED TO VOTE FOR "ANYONE" SOLELY BASED UPON THEIR RACE!!! AFRICAN AMERICANS HAVE BEEN VOTING FOR WHITE CANDIDATES AS LONG AS WE'VE HAD THE "LAWFUL" FREEDOM TO DO SO!!! IF MITT ROMNEY ISN'T GETTING "ANY" SUPPORT FROM THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY THEN HE "ONLY" HAS "HIMSELF" TO BLAME!!!

737 days ago
63.

Max Sampson    

Diary of a race card pulling black millionaire.

737 days ago
64.

Theresa    

He's a Friggin'n JERK !!!!
Racial profiling in Atlanta , What a Joke !!!
He just wants people to go see his Sh*tty Movies !!!

737 days ago
65.

ME    

If black people would have picked themselves up like the asian minorities did after ww2, then racism would not be a big issue today.Instead what we have is a THUG/ENTITLEMENT society who blames whites for everything.Is it our fault that black children are born out of wedlock at 75%....Is it our fault that your race is responsible for 37% of all welfare, when your population is at 12%?
Is it our fault your young people think its cool to emulate Black Thug Rappers? How are you going to get a job when your pants are at your thighs, and you smile with a grill in your mouth, but cannot afford to put food in your kids mouth, and expect taxpayers to pay for them. How many baby mommas do you have? Why are 70% of prisons populated with blacks? Oh...I for got its the racist White cops...lol. Look at all where the most crimes are commited, Black population centers.So pull your big boy pants up earn what you need, instead of taking what you want. Raise your kids with values,get a job and stop making babies you cannot afford. Maybe the future would be better for race issues. Your enemy is within!

737 days ago
66.

ME    

@MrGetLikeMe Hey Dumba** how can you profile a black man driving a car with DARK TINTED WINDOWS???

737 days ago
67.

ME    

Why are blacks murdering blacks at a a record pace (at least a dozen every weekend in chicago) But you want to Yell at white people for racism??? wouldnt it make more sense that black people are your real enemy??? But i guess it is more suited for your agenda to focus on Zimmerman and ignore the 200 that have been murdered by your own race since the Treyvon incident.

737 days ago
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Ben    

"because a black officer showed up to the scene and informed the two white officers that Perry was famous."

Oh So that makes it OK for you to break the law and NOT get pulled over or get a ticket.

THEY were not Racist, Your just a F Idiot.

737 days ago
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GEORGINA MORO    

Tyler Perry was "out of town"....yup, sipping a marguarita on his private Bahamian Island with Oprah & Gail ahahaha. I'm white and I believe this episode definitely was profiled.

737 days ago
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myopinion    

Well if he didn't get a ticket what is the big deal?

737 days ago
71.

Fifty Shades of WTF    

Letting people "off" because they are famous (be they white, black, yellow, red, brown, purple or polka-dotted) TICKS ME OFF!!!

737 days ago
72.

Sue    

How can he be racially profiled if he made an illegal llu-turn? He broke the law, done. You're only special to your mutha

737 days ago
73.

truthteller    

How does he NOT know what a cop car looks like? And how dare those cops follow him down a public street like that. That really gives someone the right to make an illegal turn, you know, because you are being followed down a public street. Since it rightfully decided that the cops did nothing wrong, Perry should be ticketed and fined for wasting taxpayer money for this internal affairs idiocy, AND the black cop who convinced the white cops to not ticket him should be reprimanded.

737 days ago
74.

BigMunKnee    

...just like the RACIST that is TYLER PERRY!! Wow!! Talk about the pot calling the kettle black, (no pun intended)!! My wife watches this RACIST'S shows!! Even AFTER the fact that I tell/told her he's a RACIST!!!

737 days ago
75.

joe    

Thank god he didn't have a gun he would've killed the cops and played the race card.. Get over it drive without breaking the law you lowlife

737 days ago
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