Taraji Henson Apologizes To Police Officers For Racial Claims
There is no love like the love a mother has for her son.
Taraji P. Henson has apologized to Glendale Police Officers for accusing them of racially profiling her son. After a video of the incident was posted online, Taraji posted the following message on her Instagram.
In the 40-minute video, Marcell Johnson is pulled over by police officers, after he drove through a lighted crosswalk while someone was walking in it. After admitting he had smoked marijuana two hours before driving and had some in this back up, police officers began to search his car. Marcell was also required to perform a sobriety test in which he passed. After searching his car, the officer decided not to cite him for driving through the stoplight because it would have a lasting effect on his driving record. Instead, he cited the young man for possessing marijuana. “I am not going to give you a citation for running that yellow because that would actually put a moving violation on your driving license, and you are going to have to go to traffic school and all that stuff, so I am helping you by not giving you a violation on it. All I am going to do is take the weed from you,” stated the officer. The officer told Johnson he could go to court, show proof he has a prescription and probably just pay a fine. “It felt like this was a little better than the other one,” he said. “I am giving this to you too because you smoked weed about two hours ago … and a warning if you have Ritalin on you and you’re not supposed to, don’t do it. That’s a big violation and I wouldn’t want to do that to you.” Marcell was then free to go to home. Before the video was released, Taraji claimed her son was racially profiled by the police in Glendale and USC. The racial profiling lead Taraji to remove her son from USC and transfer to Howard University in DC. Peep the video below.