This is a terrible thing for Ryan Moats to have to go through. I just wanted to pass on how disgracefull this is on the part of Officer Robert Powell, 25, of the Dallas Police force. He should be ashamed of himself for such behavior. This should not be tolerated anymore:
As he rushed his family to the hospital, 26-year-old NFL running back Ryan Moats rolled through a red light. A Dallas police officer pulled their SUV over outside the emergency room.
Moats and his wife explained that her mother was dying inside the hospital.
"You really want to go through this right now?" Moats pleaded. "My mother-in-law is dying. Right now!"
Officer Robert Powell, 25, was unmoved. He spent long minutes writing Moats a ticket and threatened him with arrest.
"I can screw you over," the officer said. "I'd rather not do that."
The scene last week, captured by a dashboard video camera, prompted apologies and the promise of an investigation from Dallas police officials Wednesday.
"There were some things that were said that were disturbing, to say the least," said Lt. Andy Harvey, a police spokesman.
There is a fanpost on Bleeding Green Nation (SB Nation blog for the Eagles). Ryan was drafted and played 3 years in Philadelphia, so I figured I would include the link in case anyone was interested in our response to this: