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.

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.”

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