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Ray J

Police Shooting

LAPD Investigates

8/10/2014 12:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Ray J had a bizarre encounter with cops Wednesday ... one minute being ordered out of his car and the next taking pics with them ... and the pics have triggered an LAPD investigation.

Ray was tooling around in his new Bentley in the San Fernando Valley when the 2 officers noticed he was holding his cell phone ... appearing to text.

Ray J tells TMZ ... the 2 cops pulled him over and told him it was illegal to text and drive. They were also suspicious about the car because it had no license plate but a customized "RJ" frame.  

Ray tells us ... he explained he was not texting but simply struggling to connect his blue tooth. The cops then ran his license and registration, came back to the car and warned him if he was texting he shouldn't do it anymore. They also asked if he was in the music business.

It seems like that should be the end of the story ... but it was just beginning. Ray tells us the 2 cops ordered him out of the car and he was panicked things would go downhill. He got out, and Ray says the cops then asked if they could take a few pics with him.

The cops took cell phone photos and then Ray asked if they would return the favor and take a few pics on his cell phone -- they obliged, and we have the pics.

Our law enforcement sources tell us ... the LAPD has now launched an internal affairs investigation. An LAPD big wig tells TMZ ... it's against policy for cops to take a pic with a driver after letting him off the hook because it creates an appearance of impropriety.

On the bright side ... it's a better result than Ray's run-in with the Bev Hills PD.  He allegedly kicked out a patrol car window and spit on a cop, and he's been charged with 4 crimes.

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1.

iBetty    

Those cops can't be real.. Look at their shirt collars.. Plus I can out run both of them especially the chubby one.. lmao

53 days ago
2.

Kobe_No_Means_No    

Not sure if the dude in the left picture is a real cop. Check his do***ents. Truth.

53 days ago
3.

Bridget    

Man you got some ugly guys in the LAPD. I though LA was the land of pretty people. This proves that a uniform does NOT automatically make a man handsome. And I wouldn't have been so mean, but seriously guys, Ray J?

53 days ago
4.

BeiberVegasHoHo    

Golden showers for LAPD!

53 days ago
5.

Crackin'Wise    

See... No racial profiling.

53 days ago
6.

christy    

If these are REAL LAPD they're disgusting!

53 days ago
7.

douggene    

Really TMZ a shooting?

53 days ago
8.

FreaKKa    

Hope those two rim-job slurpin' sorry excuses for pigs get reprimanded.

53 days ago
9.

Zombie Whitney Houston    

How did these two idiots become cops?
I mean, how does it not even cross your mind that taking a pic with a semi-celebrity after pulling him over is a bad judgement call.
And why the f*** would anybody want to take a picture with Ray J?

53 days ago
10.

Na.na.na.na Booboo.....stick ya head in doodoo    

Lapd is corruption

53 days ago
11.

notalawyer    

FAKE rj ...
Creates fake story
TMZ reports fake story
Just another day

53 days ago
12.

watzitooya    

Yikes!

53 days ago
13.

The world is disgusting    

Um, why are LA cops always looking like "Dumb and Dumber"?! Star-fockers

53 days ago
14.

Stephen Park    

so he took the pics on his phone too so he could leak them himself? what a nice guy

53 days ago
15.

ForgetTheName    

Oh, TMZ. That headline wasn't obnoxiously misleading at alllll...

53 days ago
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