Denzel Washington Steps In to Help Unarmed Black Man With Police

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Denzel Washington is a man who is a force on screen. His unforgettable, award-winning portrayals of characters leave us feeling a host of different emotions, including feeling proud, even with the smooth-talking character of a crooked cop, Alonzo, in the movie Training Day. But that same feeling of pride doesn’t just rest on screen, but off as well. This past week proved it with Denzel coming to the rescue of a man with real-life police officers.

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Apparently Washington saw a commotion on the streets of West Hollywood with cops and an unarmed distressed homeless man. He gets out of his car and serves as a barrier between what could have likely ended in a deadly confrontation. He got the man something to drink and calmed him. And the whole incident was caught on video.

Posted to Twitter on Thursday by former NBA player Rex Chapman, the video shows Washington wearing a face mask as he speaks to a black man and two police officers. The footage then cuts to show Washington holding a pack of face masks as officers put the man’s hands behind his back.