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Former Hawk, Georgia Tech guard claims racial profiling by Commerce Police

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Current NBA player and former Atlanta Hawk and Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket star Anthony Morrow says he was racially profiled by officers with the Commerce Police Department.

The Commerce Police Dept. identified the officers as troopers with the Georgia State Patrol. 

Morrow posted details about the encounter on his Instagram page, saying he was picking his daughter up in Atlanta and taking her back to his home in North Carolina when he was pulled over while driving on I-85. Morrow says he was doing nothing wrong and was driving the speed limit when he was pulled over.

Morrow says he initially saw a Hispanic man pulled over by police when no more than 20 seconds later, he was also pulled over. 

He says the two officers went through his vehicle, "nearly pulling my car apart looking for drugs and money." 

Morrow says he has nothing against police and has two uncles who are sheriffs in Charlotte, North Carolina and "would never want anything bad to happen to them."

The Commerce Police Department also posted a response to Morrow's claims on the department Facebook page, saying the officers in question do not work for their department but actually for the Georgia State Patrol.

The Georgia Dept. of Public Safety issued the following statement regarding Morrow's claims:

At this time, there have been no complaints filed with DPS. We were advised that a traffic stop was conducted on Morrow’s vehicle for a window tint violation. He was issued a warning (attached). This is all of the information that we have.

Morrow played collegiate basketball at Georgia Tech before signing as a free agent with the Golden State Warriors in 2008. He has played for seven NBA teams during his nine-year career, including the Hawks during the 2012-13 season.

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CBS 46 is reaching out to the Commerce Police Dept. and the Georgia State Patrol and will have more information as it's made available. 

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