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Robert Powell resigns from Dallas Police Department after Ryan Moats incident

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Robert Powell, the Dallas cop who came under intense scrutiny after a video of him keeping Houston Texans running back Ryan Moats from visiting his dying mother-in-law, resigned from his position today.

Powell issued the following statement:

"With a heavy heart and great sadness, I resigned from the Dallas Police Department this morning.   I made this decision in the hope that my resignation will allow the Dallas Police Department, my fellow officers, and the citizens of Dallas to better reflect on this experience, learn from the mistakes made, and move forward.

I still hope to speak with the Moats family to personally express my deep regret, sympathy, and to apologize for my poor judgment and unprofessional conduct.

I also want to apologize to my fellow officers. I have sincere respect and admiration for the men and women of the Dallas Police Department and the work they perform daily, and I wish them well."
Powell Resigns From Dallas Police Department     (NBCDFW)

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There it is! As I expected....Not man enough to wait for the outcome
of the departments' investigation and face the punishment!

Took the easy way out to save further humiliation!

ALL - PLEASE DOWNLOAD AND READ HIS RESIGNATION LETTER. SHORT AND TO THE POINT. IN THE LETTER THE BASTARD DIDN'T EVEN APOLOGIZE TO THE CHIEF AND THE DALLAS PD!

WHICH POLICE DEPARTMENT WILL BE HIS NEXT EMBARRASSMENT?


K. Koster -

Sports Pros(e) is a little late to the party. I emailed K. Allen the initial R. Moats story last week but he thought putting a link to ESPN's story about NC State's Krispy Kreme Challenge was more important.

It must suck to know I was right.

Linda S.

This is far and away the least constructive comment we've ever received.

I do not know all of the circumstance in this case. However, it seems to me that this officer’s mistake could be a “teachable” moment. The job of a policeman is difficult at best and experience comes from being on the street and enforcing the law . “Experience is gained through experience.” I support the many policemen and policewomen who put their lives on the line daily.

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