LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com/AP) — “Django Unchained” actress Daniele Watts has been ordered to perform community service after a judge refused to buy her apologies to Los Angeles police she’d accused of racial profiling.
Watts and her boyfriend, Brian Lucas, were sentenced Wednesday to 15 hours of community labor.
In September, police questioned the couple while investigating reports of people having sex in a car in Studio City. Watts, who’s black, and Lucas, who’s white, claimed they were profiled.
The couple later pleaded no contest to disturbing the peace and were told to write apology letters. Project Islamic Hope President Najee Ali, Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable President Earl Ofari Hutchinson and other civil rights leaders denounced the incident and also called upon Watts to offer police an apology.
But the judge called the apologies insincere.
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