Taraji P Henson Apologizes to Cop for Racial Profiling Comments

By Ashwin Subramania - 28 Mar '15 09:49AM

'Empire' star Taraji P Henson made an apology to Glendale police after accusing them of racial profiling her 20 year old son Marcel.

Henson wrote in her Instagram account, "I would like to apologise to the officer and the Glendale Police Department.

"A mother's job is not easy and neither is a police officer's. Sometimes as humans we over react without gathering all the facts. As a mother in this case I over reacted and for that I apologise."

 "Thank you to that officer for being kind to my son."

She captioned it, "#TurningANegativeIntoAPositive #LoveTarajiPHenson."

Henson made headlines last week when she accused the police of racially profiling her son during a traffic stop in October last year.

Following her comments, the Glendale police department release a video footage of the traffic stop incident and proved there was no evidence of any racial profiling.

Henson's son Marcel was pulled over by a cop when he ran a yellow light at a crosswalk.

The officer then asked him if he had been ever arrested and if he was carrying anything illegal in his car. Marcel admitted to having marijuana in his backpack but could not find his prescription card.

Since Henson cooperated with the police, he was only given a citation for the weed, which was confiscated by the officer.

The Office however did not cite him for the traffic violation.

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