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The cop who kept an NFL player another -- from his dying mother in laws bedside.
He's resigned now.
The Dallas Police Department put this man Robert Powell on desk duty after they release the dash cam video of the incident.
Powell pulled in behind the core of the Houston Texans running back Ryan Moats and some video from that dash cam is the hospital parking lot.
Moats and his wife rolled through a red light on their rush to get to them to get to their hospital.
Powell pulled his gun we're told and -- with -- for thirteen long minutes listen.
-- mean you're gonna go and we'll let you play it wherever it went well.
And then you didn't.
That they can.
-- -- this movement.
You did that happen than good and bad that happened that didn't and let me -- By the time -- got into the hospital the mother in law and already died.
Powell publicly apologized.
But the Dallas County district attorney's office now says they're going through Powell's past cases.
With -- -- Steve Thompson reporter for the Dallas morning news news and Dallas dot com Steve is the district attorney.
It in Dallas you're just piling on -- what's the sense of things.
Well I I think that we talked with the the assistant district attorney here yesterday and she told us that you know she had seen this video it was an outrage and they just felt like they needed to look through.
Some of these other cases to see -- how he conducted himself in other cases and they've also got a problem now with these cases that are pending.
They got to figure out whether they can still still go ahead and prosecute so they're looking -- all that and it's not just Dallas County it's -- neighboring county which.
He patrolled a little bit -- -- inside inside the Dallas city limits here so we got we got two different district attorney's.
That is say they want they want to take a closer look at some of the stuff.
And they went back into those pads files and one of the things they found was an instant.
Where he was pulling over somebody and there was some question about what the motivation was in this case it starts when the officer walks of the car.
And then cuts to the officer.
As he goes inside the -- talked to his partner listen.
-- -- -- -- -- Then the.
I don't know any out of awkward moment that -- anyway.
It's I don't smell any alcohol but upright will not -- him anyway that's being said inside the car there and I guess.
Well it's not improper then he had he had done.
The authority to -- two -- -- -- -- to step out of the car.
Yeah I mean here well it's you know he doesn't have to have smelled alcohol have probable causes the problem came later.
When he testified in court -- the defense attorney asked him why did you ask that -- -- to step out of the car.
And this is why I -- up on his breath so.
-- the defense attorney.
In I had had a few problems with that and he kind of backtracked and said.
Well you know I really didn't I didn't I didn't say win idea I smelled -- -- not after that while he was doing field sobriety -- so.
There's no way to know but ultimately that didn't count any district -- out.
Office had had to -- that case basically for lack of evidence one of the things that they said was.
You know look this guy -- it says the defendant here being cooperative in.
Polite it is it is mental faculties appeared intact and and we've got the officer here that.
As essentially acting like a jerk and that's not gonna look good in front of a court.
Yeah I'm almost out of time Steve I'm wondering if you've been reading any emails and if people get sick of this or what's the thinking here.
Well I'd say it's amazing how this thing keeps going because.
The emails keep common.
-- we've had a story out about this just about every day on the front page of our paper since it all -- -- out.
The common people hundreds of people get on a comment on every day and not I think most of its outrage some people say.
You know this officer was just doing his job and you know -- give the guy -- -- -- -- -- -- thanks very much Steve Thompson from the Dallas morning news -- see you thank you.
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