Posted by Bossip Staff
Ryan Moats was rushing to the hospital to assist his dying mother in-law. Dallas police drew down on him and his family, then detained the family for fifteen minutes outside of the damn hospital while their moms passed away:
As a storm of outrage gathered over his department, Dallas Police Chief David Kunkle called a news conference Thursday to apologize for the behavior of an officer who detained a distressed family outside a hospital emergency room.Kunkle said Officer Robert Powell had been placed on paid administrative leave…… in connection with the incident last week, in which he stopped a family rushing to visit a dying mother, keeping them for 13 minutes to write a traffic ticket. The woman died before two of the family members were able to see her. “I am embarrassed and disappointed by the behavior of one of our police officers,” the chief told a packed audience of media outlets that included Inside Edition. “His behavior, in my opinion, did not exhibit the common sense, discretion, the compassion that we expect our officers to exhibit.” During the traffic stop, caught on the officer’s in-car camera, Powell berated the driver, 26-year-old NFL running back Ryan Moats, and threatened him with arrest for running a traffic light.
And people wonder how these “accidental shootings” keep happening? We smell a lawsuit. SMH
Watch the actual video of the incident here.