Hollywood Acting Couple Stopped by Police, Say They Were Racially Profiled

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Cherie Johnson and Dennis White say they were hassled by police because of their race. (via CNN)

Hollywood acting couple Cherie Johnson and Dennis White say they were improperly stopped by police, put in handcuffs and harshly questioned during a recent weekend getaway in South Carolina. They claim the incident took place because of their race.

Johnson, best known for her roles in TV shows “Punky Brewster” and “Family Matters,” and White, from the movie “Notorious,” are speaking out about their treatment by a Marion County sheriff’s deputy on September 22.

“I’ve been stopped by the police before, but I’ve never been fearful for my life,” Johnson told CNN on Sunday. “They need some kind of sensitivity training.”

The Marion County sheriff issued a statement on Monday promising to investigate the allegations of racial profiling.

Click here to read the full story on CNN.com.

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1 Comment

  • Shazbot2013

    Every non-white person I know that has been to the Carolinas would say this is par for the course. I have a good friend from South Carolina and he said there are towns in South Carolina he would not drive near.