Dallas policeman resigns over hospital incident

Dallas_The Dallas police officer who pulled his gun on an NFL player in front of a hospital and ignored his pleas to go inside to be with his dying mother-in-law, has apologized and resigned, The Dallas Morning News reports.

She died before he could get to her.

The rookie officer, Robert Powell, had stopped Houston Texans running back Ryan Moats for running a red light in front of the hospital as Moats was rushing to be at the bedside of his wife's mother.

Powell's statement:

With a heavy heart and great sadness, I resigned from the Dallas Police Department this morning. I made this decision in the hope that my resignation will allow the Dallas Police Department, my fellow officers, and the citizens of Dallas to better reflect on this experience, learn from the mistakes made, and move forward...

Powell, who publicly apologized last week for adding to the family's grief, said he still hopes to speak with Moats family to express his "deep regret, sympathy, and to apologize for my poor judgment and unprofessional conduct."