Officer Who Stopped Player Resigns

DALLAS (AP) - The police officer who detained an NFL player in a hospital parking lot while the player's mother-in-law was dying inside has resigned.

Officer Robert Powell's attorney Bob Gorsky said Powell resigned
Wednesday over the March 18 incident in which the officer drew his
gun and threatened Houston Texans running back Ryan Moats.

Powell stopped Moats' SUV in suburban Plano after the vehicle rolled through a red light. Moats' wife, Tamishia, and other relatives were also in the car.

Moats' mother-in-law died before he got there, while Powell wrote Moats a ticket and lectured him. Powell later issued an apology, and Moats said he would accept it.

The resignation was first reported by Dallas-Fort Worth television station KTVT.


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