So here’s a story that has left me in complete disgust. This happened in Dallas, the city I call home. NFL player Ryan Moats was racing to the hospital because his mother-in-law was dying. In the car were his in-laws, including the dying woman’s daughter and father. Moats came to a red light, stopped to make sure he could clear the intersection without an accident, and then did exactly that. Dallas Police Officer Robert Powell started chasing him. Moats drove for about 30 seconds and reached the ER room entrance. As soon as Moats and his wife got out of the car, the police officer drew a gun and told them to stop. Moats repeatedly pleaded that his mother-in-law was dying and that’s the reason he ran the red light, to no avail. The officer got on a power trip and held him for nearly 17 minutes while he gave him the ticket! By the time Moats and the dying woman’s father were able to get to the hospital room, she had already passed away. Linked below is a video of the incident captured from the officer’s dashboard. You can hear the officer tell Moats that “I can screw you over”, “shut your mouth”, and “I can make your night very difficult”. While the officer was “legally” correct in his actions, he clearly has no common sense and was acting on anger/frustration/ego. He should be fired.
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