Dallas Cop in Moats Traffic Stop Resigns

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 1, 2009 2:05 PM CDT
NFL player Ryan Moats outside Baylor Regional Medical Center in Plano, Texas as he argues with Dallas police officer Robert Powell.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The Dallas police officer who was suspended after stopping NFL player Ryan Moats, keeping him from his mother-in-law's deathbed, has resigned, the Dallas Morning News reports. Robert Powell said he made the decision “with a heavy heart and great sadness” and hopes the move will allow people “to better reflect on this experience.” Powell had said the scrutiny over his actions was tough on his family, and that he was “terrified” of being fired.