RENO, Nev. (AP) — An actor in the stage show "Motown The Musical" filed a criminal complaint with Reno police after he says a white woman shouting racial slurs assaulted him on a downtown street in broad daylight.
Elijah Lewis of New York City posted video on his Facebook page Wednesday of the woman he says struck him in the head Tuesday afternoon near the Pioneer Center theater where he's performing through the weekend.
Officer Tim Broadway confirmed Wednesday night Reno police are "actively investigating the incident."
The Reno Gazette-Journal first reported on the video showing a woman cursing and calling Lewis the N-word after she appears to try to knock his cellphone to the ground. Lewis is African-American.
The city said in a statement it embraces diversity, welcomes all visitors and "does not condone the behavior" demonstrated in the video.