Texans running back Ryan Moats said on ABC’s “Good Morning America” Monday that he accepts the apology offered by a Dallas police officer who stopped him with a drawn gun in a hospital parking lot while his mother-in-law was dying inside and he hopes Officer Robert Powell was sincere in his apology.
His wife Tamishia Moats said she’d like to hear the apology personally, but that she, too, would definitely accept it. Powell, who has been placed on paid leave pending an investigation, issued a statement Friday through his attorneys.
“I wish to publicly and sincerely apologize to the Moats family, my colleagues in the Dallas Police Department, and to all those who have been rightfully angered by my actions on March 18, 2009. After stopping Mr. Moats’ vehicle, I showed poor judgment and insensitivity to Mr. Moats and his family by my words and actions,” Powell’s statement said.