When LAPD Sgt. Jim Parker asked Watts for her ID.... she claimed she was targeted because she's an African American with a white boyfriend and went public with her outrage. When she refused to cooperate she was handcuffed.
But TMZ obtained an audiotape of the encounter, and you hear Watts play the race card and the "I'm an actress" card almost from the get-go.
Watts and her boyfriend must each do 40 hours community service and write apology letters to Sgt. Parker and two other officers.
It's vindication for Sgt. Parker, who was angry when Watts made her initial racism claims.