Actor Darris Love accuses Los Angeles police of racial profiling after his wrongful arrest at gunpoint

A black actor claims he was racially profiled by Los Angeles police after he was taken into custody at gunpoint for a crime he didn’t commit.

Darris Love was arrested on June 6 by officers who were searching for multiple burglary suspects in the Glendale, Calif., area, Los Angeles Fox affiliate KTTV reported. The suspects had led police on a car chase that ended with them driving into a parking garage and ditching their vehicle.

Love, 38, says he had been shopping with his girlfriend Ayesha Dumas at the Glendale Galleria that day, and was in the garage to get his parking ticket validated when police stopped him around 12:50 p.m.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 12: Actor Darris Love attends a press conference to discuss being mistakenly detained by police at The Cochran Firm on June 12, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Love is alleging that he was racially profiled by police, who were searching for a burglary suspect, while he was shopping at the Glendale Galleria June 6 with his girlfriend Ayesha Dumas. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 12: Actor Darris Love speaks during a press conference to discuss being mistakenly detained by police at The Cochran Firm on June 12, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Love is alleging that he was racially profiled by police, who were searching for a burglary suspect, while he was shopping at the Glendale Galleria June 6 with his girlfriend Ayesha Dumas. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 12: Ayesha Dumas (L) speaks during a press conference to discuss actor Darris Love (R) being mistakenly detained by police at The Cochran Firm on June 12, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Love is alleging that he was racially profiled by police, who were searching for a burglary suspect, while he was shopping at the Glendale Galleria June 6 with his girlfriend Ayesha Dumas. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 10: Actor Darris Love attends VaynerSports' Annual Celebrity ESPYS Kickoff Party at Avenue on July 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 13: Honoree Michael Phelps (L) and actor Darris Love attend Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards 2017 at Pauley Pavilion on July 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
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WESTWOOD, CA - JUNE 14: Actor Darris Love at the 'ALL EYEZ ON ME' Premiere at Westwood Village Theatre on June 14, 2017 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Getty Images for Codeblack Films)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 19: Actor Darris Love attends R.E.S.T.O.R.E: The Foundation For Reconstructive Surgery Charity Event on March 19, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Bezjian/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 24: Actor Darris Love attends Smash Global III at Taglyan Complex on March 24, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matthew Simmons/Getty Images)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 20: Actor Darris Love attends 'Hoop Dreams' Screening during the 2014 Sundance Film Festival at Egyptian Theatre on January 20, 2014 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images for Sundance)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Christopher Marley (L) and Darris Love attend the Premiere of Relativity Studios and BET Networks' 'Beyond The Lights' at ArcLight Hollywood on November 12, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Buchan/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 10: Actor Darris Love arrives at the world premiere of Universal Pictures and Legendary Pictures' 'Straight Outta Compton' at the Microsoft Theater on August 10, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 29: Darris Love attends the Jermaine Dupri Hosts 6th Annual Pre-BET Producer's Ball at Mansion Hollywood on June 29, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/WireImage)
Darris Love and Alex Mitchell at Smartphones during Silver Spoon Pre-Oscar Hollywood Buffet - Day One at Private Residence in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Lee Celano/WireImage for Silver Spoon (formerly The Cabana))
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Video from the scene shows him being frisked by police as he lies on the ground, before he’s escorted away by officers with his hands behind his back.

Love, who says he was handcuffed, says he spent five hours in custody before authorities determined he was the wrong guy.

The actor thinks he’s the victim of racial profiling and is set to hold a press conference Tuesday where he’s expected to announce legal action. His girlfriend, meanwhile, claims her car was damaged when police searched it, and that an officer warned her she could be arrested as an accessory.

Police had been looking for two or three burglary suspects who had allegedly knocked on people’s doors in search of homes where no one was present. They were caught on camera allegedly stealing from a home in Tarzana, police said.

Love has appeared in multiple notable TV series during his acting career, including the Nickelodeon show “The Secret World of Alex Mack,” which aired in the 1990s, and “E.R.”

LAPD declined a Daily News request for comment.

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