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    Associated Press


    A Dallas police officer who detained an NFL player in a hospital parking lot despite his pleas that his mother-in-law was dying inside has been placed on administrative leave.

    Police Chief David Kunkle said Thursday that Officer Robert Powell will be placed on leave with pay pending an internal investigation over the March 18 incident with Houston Texans running back Ryan Moats.

    The officer had pulled over Moats as he and relatives were hurrying to see his dying mother-in-law. Powell drew his gun, threatened the NFL player and held him in the parking lot, officials said. By the time Moats got inside, the woman had died.

    Kunkle said the department is "embarrassed and disappointed."
     
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    Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton to have a press conference in 5.... 4..... 3.....
     
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    absolutely disgusting
     
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    Shit like this is how cops get bad reps with people.
     
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    Unfortunately, it often takes a certain disposition to be a cop. We tend to give these jobs to authoritarian assholes. Don't get me wrong, I want that authoritarian asshole handling the criminal down the street but alas, there isn't always an exciting shoot out to attend or a drug dealer to push around. So, the guy on his way to the hospital gets that dose of pent up, asshole rage.
     
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    The cop was justified in his actions. The man was being unruly, and the cop was doing his job.
     
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    Maybe when somenone close to you dies, you'll get held up by a jack ass cop. One can only hope.
     
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    The cop failed to shut his mouth. He engaged the guy with childish banter instead of assessing the situation for what it was. Yes, the guy blew a red light and yes, he deserves a ticket for this. But the cop seems to have missed the fact that the guy's MIL was dying (not justifying blowing the light) and to me, he lacked empathy towards the driver.
     
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    yeah, the guy handed over his paper work, told the guy to go ahead and write a ticket if he wanted to but his wife's mom was dying. And all he can do is keep repeating "shut your mouth".

    Dick head.
     

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