No Time Like Now


Ryan Moats, a running back for the Houston Texans, and his family rushed to the hospital when they heard his mother-in-law was dying. But when they pulled into the hospital parking lot, Dallas police officer Robert Powell confronted them and drew his sidearm. He claimed that Moats had run a red light in his haste to get to the hospital, and he was determined to give Moats a ticket before letting him go see the dying woman. For 20 minutes, Powell ignored the pleas of nurses and a fellow police officer to let Moats go while he chastised the man and demanded paperwork from him. "I can screw you over," Powell told Moats. That he did. By the time Moats made it to the emergency room, his mother-in-law had died.