Don Chadle says he was stopped by Los Angeles police several times.
The 55-year-old Oscar-nominated actor revealed his experience with law enforcement during an appearance on “The Tight Show” on Thursday, saying he even had “a gun in my head”.
“When I moved to Los Angeles under the Daryl Gates and Hummer program,” Chadle told host Jimmy Fallon, referring to the then LAPD police chief and the controversial initiative to crack down on gang violence in 1977, “I found that I had more than I could count. I’ve stopped for a long time. “
“I always fit the details,” Chadell said. “I would finish their sentence. They will go, ‘We are stopping you because…’ and I will go, ‘Fit in the description. I know. ‘”
“It’s something that happened over and over again,” Chadle said. I had good friends who were killed by the police for almost no reason. “
The “House of Lies” actor said he had no contact with police who grew up in a black neighborhood in Kansas City, Missouri, but that changed when his family moved to the suburbs.
“The bullying started when I was in school and obviously predicted racing,” Chadle said. “As you know, it became clear from then on that, yes, the police team was not Tim Dawn.”
He further noted that the deaths of George Floyd and Ahmed Arberry did not surprise his past experience.
“It’s nothing new to me, once all these videos start to be published,” he said. “Things we knew very well were happening. These are not just being filmed. “