LOS ANGELES (AP) — An actress who accused Los Angeles police of racial profiling when they investigated a report she was having sex with her boyfriend in a parked car was ordered Monday to apologize to officers.
Daniele Watts, who appeared in “Django Unchained,” pleaded no contest Monday to disturbing the peace with loudness and was ordered to write an apology to three police officers and the occupants of a building near where she was briefly detained last year.
Police officers were investigating a report of two people having sex in a car when they questioned Watts and her boyfriend, Brian Lucas. Watts claimed they were just kissing and accused the officers of racial bias.
The pair was later charged with lewd conduct, but that count was dismissed on Monday.
Watts and Lucas, who entered the same plea, were sentenced to 40 hours of community service and must remain out of trouble for a year. If they do so, the case will be dismissed and not appear in public records.
Lou Shapiro, an attorney for the couple, says the actress will apologize for her comments to police and is not admitting she and Lucas engaged in lewd conduct.
He said Watts “wishes she hadn’t said some of the things she said” to police during the incident.
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