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LOS ANGELES — “Django Unchained” actress Daniele Watts said on CNN Monday that she refused to give a Los Angeles Police Officer her identification when he asked for it because, “I believe in America and what it stands for.”
Police said they were responding to calls from witnesses who said Watts and her boyfriend were involved in a “sexual act” in a public place in their car. Legal experts say the officer did have the right to request identification if he suspected illegal behavior.
Here’s what happened:
Watts, who is African-American, and her white boyfriend accuse police of racism for questioning them after they were seen showing affection in public.
An LAPD spokesman told CNN Sunday that officers from its North Hollywood precinct were responding to a citizen complaint.
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