Houston Texans running back, Ryan Moat, was pulled over, and allegedly harassed by Dallas police officer, Robert Powell, as his mother-in-law died of breast cancer in the hospital. Officer Powell was put on leave by the Dallas Police Department Thursday. See both videos of the tragic incident unfolding here.
Officer Robert Powell has been placed on administrative leave by the Dallas Police Department on Thursday. He was put on leave for lack of compassion, and common sense according to Police Chief David Kunkle.
Officer Powell pulled over the Houston Texans running back, Ryan Moats, after he had ran a red light close to the hospital that he was rushing to. Moats was trying to see his mother-in-law, who was dying of breast cancer, one last time. Moats told the Powell about his situation, and pleaded with the officer to let him go to the hospital. Officer Powell in return pulled out his gun, threatened to arrest him, and wouldn’t let Moats leave the parking lot. Mean while, his mother-in-law died.
Dallas Police Chief David Kunkle issued an apology to Moats and his Family:
“His behavior, in my opinion, did not exhibit the common sense, the discretion, the compassion that we expect our officers to exhibit.”
Moat’s wife, Tamishia didn’t obey Officer Powell, and fled to the hospital. She made it to her 45-year-old mother, Jonetta Collinsworth’s, bedside just before she died.
Ryan Moat Police Video 1
Ryan Moat Police Video 2