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BigB08822
Mar 26th, 2009, 08:12 PM
http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/latestnews/stories/032609dnmetcopstop.3e9c080.html?nTar=OPUR&ocp=3#slcgm_comments_anchor

This is just sickening and sad! I really hope the police officer is fired or at the very least left on dispatch duty for the rest of his career. He should have no chance to pull a power trip like this ever again. I also agree with the victims that race probably had something to do with it (and I absolutely hate when people play the race card). Why would he have felt threatened and pull out his gun when it is clearly a family, including 2 women, arriving at a hospital? Is he a complete idiot not to realize what is probably going on? Watch the dashboard video in the article, it captures the entire thing.

Bijoux0021
Mar 26th, 2009, 08:50 PM
OMG! What an ego this cop has! His arrogance was so over the top. He keeps saying to the man, "I can screw you over; I can take you to jail right now, I can make your life miserable; I can do this; I can do that;" etc, etc. What a tough guy he is! :rolleyes:

I bet he was also thinking, "I can kill you right now," which wouldn't be a surprise. After all, he did pull his gun and pointed it at the two women as soon as they got out of the car. It's unbelievable what's going on!

Direwolf
Mar 26th, 2009, 09:26 PM
Big Clap to Moats for being calm through a very top situation...

I dont think Race is involve at all
its just another case of a dumb emotionless cop!!

That wasa very disturbing video..

Go Britney...

mykarma
Mar 26th, 2009, 10:20 PM
http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/latestnews/stories/032609dnmetcopstop.3e9c080.html?nTar=OPUR&ocp=3#slcgm_comments_anchor

This is just sickening and sad! I really hope the police officer is fired or at the very least left on dispatch duty for the rest of his career. He should have no chance to pull a power trip like this ever again. I also agree with the victims that race probably had something to do with it (and I absolutely hate when people play the race card). Why would he have felt threatened and pull out his gun when it is clearly a family, including 2 women, arriving at a hospital? Is he a complete idiot not to realize what is probably going on? Watch the dashboard video in the article, it captures the entire thing.
Oh my God :eek:. This is one of the saddest stories I've heard in some time. That bastard needs to be fired.

young_gunner913
Mar 26th, 2009, 10:29 PM
What a fucking douchebag. Guy needs to be fired right away. :o

meyerpl
Mar 27th, 2009, 01:44 AM
Absolutely sickening. That neanderthal has no business being a cop. What an embarrassment to his department. Moats kept a cooler head than I could have under the circumstances. My heart goes out to the moats family. This kind of bullshit is the last thing they need in their time of grief.

Infiniti2001
Mar 27th, 2009, 02:40 AM
Fucking cold hearted snake. He will get his someday :fiery:

TennisViewer531
Mar 27th, 2009, 02:45 AM
That cop should be fired, basted and cooked!

drake3781
Mar 27th, 2009, 04:07 AM
He is like a robot gone amok... following his program with no common sense override. So annoying :rolleyes:

BigB08822
Mar 27th, 2009, 02:01 PM
He is like a robot gone amok... following his program with no common sense override. So annoying :rolleyes:
Exactly! I mean these people run a red light with their hazard lights on and go into a hospital parking lot. Even a 5 year old could figure this one out!

bad_angel_109
Mar 27th, 2009, 03:29 PM
wtf? :speakles: thats horrible

woosey
Mar 27th, 2009, 09:46 PM
dwp - driving while black.

that officer is a good ole boy fo 'sho.

woosey
Mar 27th, 2009, 09:47 PM
yes suh, massa suh

what else can i do fo u massa?

Ciarán
Mar 27th, 2009, 10:14 PM
OMG awful :o

Bijoux0021
Apr 1st, 2009, 07:49 PM
http://www.rr.com/home/home/article/6818193/7321970/Cop_who_stopped_NFL_player_in_hospital_lot_resigns/1

Cop who stopped NFL player in hospital lot resigns

Published - Apr 01 2009 01:33PM EST

By JAMIE STENGLE - Associated Press Writer

The police officer who pulled out his gun and threatened an NFL player with jail instead of allowing him inside a hospital where his mother-in-law was dying resigned Wednesday.

Officer Robert Powell had been placed on paid leave pending an investigation of the March 18 incident.

"I made this decision in the hope that my resignation will allow the Dallas Police Department, my fellow officers and the citizens of Dallas to better reflect on this experience, learn from the mistakes made, and move forward," Powell said in a statement issued through his attorneys.

He had stopped Houston Texans running back Ryan Moats' SUV outside Baylor Regional Medical Center in suburban Plano after the vehicle rolled through a red light.

The officer pulled out his gun and threatened Moats with jail as the player and his family pleaded to be allowed to go inside the hospital. Powell continued writing Moats a ticket and lecturing him even after a fellow officer confirmed that Moats' mother-in-law was dying.

Jonetta Collinsworth, 45, died of breast cancer before Powell allowed Moats to go inside the hospital.

Powell's resignation was first reported by Dallas-Fort Worth television station KTVT. He later issued an apology, and Moats said he would accept it.

"I still hope to speak with the Moats family to personally express my deep regret, sympathy, and to apologize for my poor judgment and unprofessional conduct," he said in the Wednesday statement.

He also said he wanted to apologize to his fellow officers.

A call to Dallas police was not immediately returned Wednesday.

Dallas police Chief David Kunkle previously apologized to the family and said Powell acted inappropriately. He also lauded Moats' restraint, noting that he did not try to seek special treatment by identifying himself as an NFL player.

Moats, 26, explained that he had waited until there was no traffic before continuing through the red light. When Powell asked for proof of insurance, Moats grew more agitated and told the officer to go find it.

According to video from a dashboard camera inside the officer's vehicle, Moats' wife, Tamishia Moats, and another woman disregarded Powell's order to get back inside their vehicle, and they rushed into the hospital. After Powell yelled at Tamishia Moats to stay in the SUV, she said, "Excuse me, my mom is dying _ do you understand?"