Former police officer Robert Powell resigned today, after a week-long controversy surrounding his conduct during a traffic stop of NFL running back Ryan Moats.Powell annoucned his resignation today.From a Washington Post article: The Dallas police officer who kept NFL running back Ryan Moats from seeing his dying mother-in-law reportedly has resigned. The officer, Robert Powell, resigned today, his attorney told the Associated Press. Powell had been placed on paid administrative leave...Read Full Story
(Getty Images | Inset from Good Morning America)NFL running back Ryan Moats made headlines recently when he was detained by a Dallas police officer for running a red light and speeding to the hospital to visit his dying mother-in-law.Ryan and wife Tamisha appeared on Good Morning America Monday to say they would accept the apology from officer Robert Powell, but that they hoped the apology was sincere. Powell detained Moats for 20 minutes while Tamisha ran inside the hospital to see her dying...Read Full Story
The following is Dallas Police Officer Robert Powell's apology to NFL running back Ryan Moat. Powell detained Moats for 20 minutes in the parking lot of a hospital while the football player's mother-in-law died inside. Powell has been placed on administrative leave.I wish to publicly and sincerely apologize to the Moats family, my colleagues in the Dallas Police Department, and to all those who have been rightfully angered by my actions on March 18, 2009. After stopping Mr. Moats’ vehicle, I...Read Full Story
(Getty Images)Houston Texans running back Ryan Moats was rushing to the hospital with his wife on March 18, trying to have a few last moments with his wife's dying mother. Outside the emergency room, Moats ran a red light and was pulled over by Dallas police officer Robert Powell, who then proceeded to draw his gun on Moats, and then lectured and harangued a clearly distraught Moats for 13 minutes.During that time, Moats' mother-in-law passed away.According to the Dallas Morning News, Moats...Read Full Story
Officer Robert Powell is the Dallas, TX, police officer who detained professional football player Ryan Moats for 13 minutes for speeding and running a red light to see his dying mother in law at a hospital.