Tyler Perry Profiling Case Resolved, White Officers Found Not Guilty

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By Brittney R. Villalva, Christian Post Reporter
September 12, 2012|1:48 pm

Two white Atlanta police officers have been exonerated from charges on racial profiling in a case brought on by entertainment mogul Tyler Perry.

Tyler Perry, who has become a famous name Hollywood for films like "Madea Goes to Jail," was arrested in February of this year. Police pulled the actor and director over for making an illegal left turn. Perry later claimed on his Facebook site that he had made the illegal turn in order to assess whether he was being followed or not.

The director was driving a white Porsche Panamera at the time, and had just departed from his studio. After questioning him, the officers decided to let Perry go and did not issue a ticket.

Perry later insisted that the officers had created a "hostile" environment, relaying that he had been questioned for at least six minutes, according to a CNN report.

But after conducting a four-month investigation, officials have decided that the officers acted appropriately in the given situation.

"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," an internal affairs officer reported.

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Officers had questioned Perry extensively due to the fact that a car similar to the one that the director was driving was on a list of stolen vehicles.

Officers explained that Perry's vehicle also had "dark tinted windows," which prompted further suspicion. One of the officers also testified in court that his fellow officer did not look at the driver before pulling him over.

Perry's representatives said that the director would not be available to provide a statement regarding the case.

"Tyler Perry is out of the country and unable to comment at this time," spokeswoman Keleigh Thomas told CNN.

 

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