Civil rights leaders in Los Angeles have called for a "Django Unchained" actress to apologize after claiming Los Angeles Police Department officers racially profiled her.
Project Islamic Hope President Najee Ali, Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable President Earl Ofari Hutchinson and other civil rights leaders held a meeting to denounce Daniele Watts after a recent incident, CBS2 reports.
Watts, 28, was detained by officers responding to an "indecent exposure" call on Sept. 11 in the 11900 block of Ventura Boulevard in Studio City.
Police said they had received several calls about a couple engaging in lewd behavior in a parked vehicle. Watts, a black woman, said they were merely showing affection and claims officers were racially profiling her because she was with her white boyfriend, Chef Brian James Lucas.
An audio file recorded by a sergeant captured Watts refusing to give her identification and insisting officers were giving her a hard time because of her race. LAPD Chief Charlie Beck defended the officers' actions.
Civil rights leaders previously called the incident a blatant act of racial profiling before the audio recording and several photos were released.