The Atlanta Police Department officers were cleared of racial profiling allegations against Tyler Perry (click here if you missed the story). In April Tyler Perry informed his followers that he was a victim of racial profiling.
Tyler Perry stated on his Facebook:
A few days before President Obama was supposed to speak at my studio, I was leaving the studio, headed to the airport. Most times when I leave the studio I have an unmarked escort. Other times I constantly check in my rearview mirror to be sure that I’m not being followed. It’s a safety precaution that my security team taught me. As I got to an intersection, I made a left turn from the right lane and was pulled over by two police officers.
The AJC obtained an investigative report and reported,
The officers stopped Perry, who was alone in his white Porsche Panamera, on Feb. 24 after Perry made an illegal left turn as he left his studio en route to the airport.The officers questioned Perry for about six minutes before letting him go without issuing a ticket, the report said. Perry said he made the illegal turn to make sure he wasn’t being followed, a tactic he was told to use by his security team.
The internal affairs officer who conducted the investigation concluded, “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.”
Since there was no dashboard camera in the police car, and the officers never communicated with a radio operator; it was their word against Tyler’s