Witness recounts Tyler Perry traffic stop

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ATLANTA —

An Atlanta man says he witnessed a traffic stop involving actor/director Tyler Perry.

Atlanta police pulled Perry over for making an illegal turn over the weekend. On his Facebook page Perry explained he was not happy with what happened next.

Perry's words have drawn attention from around the country. He admits to the violation, writing he was pulled over after making an illegal turn. Yards away, several onlookers couldn't believe it.

"The first police officer got out and he got on the driver's side, you know, and said 'Let me see your ID,'"
Malik Kadeem said, who witnessed the incident.

Kadeem called Channel 2's Ryan Young to express his frustration over the traffic stop. He and several others stood near the corner of Greenbriar Parkway and Campbelton Road and said they watched in astonishment as they saw Perry and the officers in a tense exchange.

"The second police officer, like rudely, went on the other side and started banging on the window, like, 'Let down your window,'" Kadeem said.

The Atlanta Police Department admits they are currently investigating the traffic stop. Young talked with Perry's publicist, who wanted to make it clear that the actor/director did not feel he was pulled over because he is black, despite critical comments about racial profiling Perry included in his Facebook description of the incident.

"If he did something wrong, give him his ticket. Give him what he had to get and let him go," Kadeem said.

Young learned Wednesday afternoon that the three officers involved have all given statements to the investigators over this case.

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