The Los Angeles Ethics Commission announced that it has formally charged retired LAPD Sergeant Jim Parker, who detained Django Unchained actress Daniele Watts and her boyfriend for lewd behavior last year.
Watts had accused Parker of being racist and that he had briefly detained them because she is black and her boyfriend is white. Watts refused to present ID verification when asked for it, which is when she was detained. Parker had released the audio tapes to clear himself of such allegations. Watts was later encouraged Ms. Watts to apologize to Parker by black activists who said she “cried wolf” by falsely accusing Parker of being a racist.