Comedian Eric Andre took to social media April 21 to share with his followers that he was racially profiled and searched for drugs before boarding a flight at an Atlanta airport. Andre wrote in a tweet that he was “racially profiled by two plain clothes Atlanta Pd police in Delta
terminal T3 at the Atlanta airport,” adding, “They stopped me on the way down the bridge to the plane for a ‘random’ search and asked [if] they could search me for drugs. I told them no. Be careful.”
In a statement to Variety, the director of public affairs for the Atlanta Police Department
said there are several law enforcement agencies dispatched to the Hartsfield-Jackson airport in Atlanta. The director said the Atlanta Police Department was not involved in allegedly profiling Andre. Variety notes police officers for Clayton County, Georgia also operate in the airport.
“The Atlanta Police Department became aware of Mr.