Officer Robert Powell Is Ryan Moat Harassment

March 26, 2009
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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.

Ryan Moat Harassed by Officer Robert Powell

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

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9 Responses to “Officer Robert Powell Is Ryan Moat Harassment”

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    jek Says:


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    jason Says:

    Asshole. Douche bag on a power trip needs his badge ripped from his chest.

    I hope he will forever live with shame and I hope that he cries himself to sleep at night knowing he is one of the most hated men in America.

    I also hope he dies a slow painful death.

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    red Says:

    another good ol boy redneck racist cop with a badge. I see wh people don’t trust cops. I can also understand why people are starting to defend themselves against these people who suppose to serve and protect.

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    liz Says:

    i’m mad and it only confirms that all cops are jerks. My sympathy goes out to the Moat family. Sorry you had to deal with this type of behavior from a cop. He needs his badge taken from him and sad to admit the video portrays a racist. I wonder if 20/20 “what would you do” would do a scenerio with a white family and see how the officials react.

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    randy Says:

    just another case of a rookie punk cop on a power trip. the scary thing is he thought he WAS doing his job!!!

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    randy Says:

    If officer Barney Fyfe———–I mean robert powell should happen to be reinstated mabey the cheif should consider giving him only ONE BULLET or transfer him to MAYBERRY!!!!!

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    RN RN Says:


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    John S. Says:

    Here’s the officers myspace, lol.

    Nice Tattoo. I think we should email him expressing our concerns about his behavior. I know he apologized, but he shouldn’t have had to apologize in the first place. He changed his status comments from I can’t wait til this blows over to just a . period, lol.

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    Marisa Says:

    When is he going to be FIRED!!! You can see pictures from his Myspace page before they took it down.

    This just shows what kind of guy he really is.