Two white Atlanta police officers have been cleared of racial profiling allegations against filmmaker Tyler Perry.
Although Perry never filed a formal complaint about the traffic stop, the Atlanta Police Department used statements he made on his Facebook page to conduct its four-month internal investigation. Perry was pulled over earlier this year outside his southwest Atlanta studio.
Atlanta police stopped Perry in his white Porsche Panamera on February 24 after Perry made an illegal left turn as he left his studio. Perry told officers that he made the illegal turn to make sure he wasn’t being followed, a tactic he told officers he learned from his security team.
Perry wrote on his Facebook page that he did not feel safe during the incident until a third officer, who was black, took the white officers aside and told them who Perry was.