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Police say protocol followed in detaining actress

4 years 7 months 1 week ago Monday, September 15 2014 Sep 15, 2014 September 15, 2014 6:46 PM September 15, 2014 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Michael Marsh

LOS ANGELES- The LAPD says they followed proper protocol when an officer demanded identification from actress Daniele Watts and her boyfriend when they investigated a 911 call.

Watts claims she was unfairly handcuffed and detained when she refused to show her I-D.

The officers were responding to a report of lewd conduct in a car and thought it might be a prostitute and a john.

Both were held until it was determined no crime was committed.

Police say citizens are required to identify themselves if requested by an officer who has reasonable suspicion to believe a crime was committed.

Watts is best known for her role in "Django Unchained." 

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