DALLAS (AP) - A Dallas police officer who detained an NFL player
in a hospital parking lot while the player's mother-in-law was
dying inside -- resigned Wednesday. Attorney Bob Gorsky said Officer Robert Powell resigned over the March 18 incident in which the officer drew his gun and threatened Houston Texans running back Ryan Moats.
Powell stopped the Moats SUV in suburban Plano after the vehicle
rolled through a red light.
The player's wife and other relatives were also in the car.
Moats' mother-in-law died before he could get into the hospital
-- as 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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