Got stopped by police more times than I can count: Don Cheadle

By: PTI | Los Angeles |

Updated: June 20, 2020 5:05:34 pm

Don Cheadle Don Cheadle has been one of the vocal voices in opposition to police brutality within the US. (Photo: Don Cheadle/Reuters)

Avengers: Endgame star Don Cheadle has opened up about his expertise with regulation enforcement within the US, saying he has been stopped by the police numerous times.

The actor has been one of the vocal voices in opposition to police brutality within the US. The nation has seen widespread protests over the killing of George Floyd by a white police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

During his digital look on Jimmy Fallon’s present, the 55-year-old actor mentioned he didn’t actually perceive racial discrimination till he moved from Kansas City, Missouri, to the suburbs.

“That was when a lot of bullying started when I was at school, and it definitely predicated on race. That’s when it started to be clear that the cops were not on ‘Team Don’ and there was a different treatment,” Cheadle mentioned.

He additional mentioned that there have been many moments when he has even had “guns put to my head”.

“I got stopped more times than I can count and guns were put to my head. I always fit the description… I used to finish their sentences. They’d go, ‘We’re stopping you because…’ and I’d go, ‘Fit the description. I know’,” the actor added. 

Given his personal experiences, Cheadle mentioned the killing of Floyd didn’t come as a shock to him.

“This is not something that was new to me, once all these videos started coming out. Things that we knew very well were happening. They just weren’t being filmed,” he added.

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