Officer Ricky Award of the Week: Cop that detained Ryan Moats has detained other NFL stars…

March 29, 2009

or at least he stopped an NFL wife in a traffic stop and was unprofessional.

We here at Too Old want to start an Officer Ricky of the Week award

and Robert Powell will be the inaugural award winner.

We already talked about the dumbass who detained Ryan Moats and prevented him from seeing his dying mother in law, but Powell seems to have an issue with people questioning his authority.

Another allegation has surfaced against the officer who prevented Houston Texans running back Ryan Moats from entering a hospital to see his dying mother-in-law last week.

The Dallas Morning News reports that Maritza Thomas, wife of former Cowboys linebacker Zach Thomas, was handcuffed and spent approximately three hours in jail after Dallas officer Robert Powell pulled her over for an illegal U-turn in July 2008.

Michelle Witten, Rebbeca Peete and Marzita Thomas

Michelle Witten, Rebbeca Peete and Maritza Thomas

After looking at the picture, I can’t see her as a threat serious enough to throw her in the clink.  Give her a ticket and keep it moving.  But, for Powell, it was not enough.

“This in no way compares to what happened to Ryan Moats and his family,” Thomas told The Morning News. “But we wanted to tell our story, not knowing how many others have been affected by Officer Powell. We know the vast majority of the Dallas police force are good and professional people, but this guy just seems excessive.”

Let me put on the translation from a black man…

That nigga fucked with me and my fam as well.  If he would have stopped me from seeing my mother in law, I would have busted him in his asshole.  I got mad love for Ryan and his fam…Our thoughts go out to him and the rest of his people, because he really fucked with them bad…Fucking cops are always harassing some niggas, even when we got some money.  My wife has some ethnicity to her, so he just saw another illegal to fuck with who didn’t have shit.  Well, motherfucker, you are wrong.  Her man is a football player and a good one at that.  So, we need others to hear about this bastard, becuase you know he fucks with people for fun.  That’s the nigga we used to give swirlies and atomic wedgies to.

A young officer Robert Powell declares after this, I am going to become a douche bag police officer!

A young officer Robert Powell declares after this, "I am going to become a douche bag police officer!"

Four of the five tickets issued against Maritza Thomas were later dropped including failure to show proof of insurance, running a red light, improper address on driver’s license and a registration sticker was not on the windshield. She accepted deferred adjudication for the illegal U-turn charge, and her record will be cleared next month.

So, you stopped her really for nothing then?  You got our kicks with harassing people.  That Red light running was probably dropped, because you just made that shit up.

“This situation never should’ve happened,” Maritza Thomas’ attorney, Brody Shanklin told The Morning News. “Unless extraordinary circumstances exist, no person should be arrested for a Class C citation. In this case, it was an example of Officer Powell being overzealous and exerting his authority in a manner that he never should have.”

Bob Gorsky, Powell’s attorney, defended his client’s actions.

“I do understand that an arrest on multiple traffic charges happens often and is absolutely proper under these circumstances,” Gorsky told The Morning News. “Often, when there are multiple charges, an arrest made and bond posted, some of the charges from a single event are later dropped.”

What you don’t explain is why you arrested her for those trumped up charges?  People do not get arrested, they get a fix-it ticket in conjunction with a summons to appear for the moving violation part.  But, you decided it would be fun to mess with people.

Powell pulled over Moats for running a red light on his way to the hospital to see his dying mother-in-law. Powell detained Moats for 13 minutes, in which time his mother-in-law died. Powell issued an apology on Friday.

A Dallas police spokesman declined to comment but said the department would investigate any complaint filed against Powell, who is on administrative leave.

Robert Powell at boot camp during the Police Academy

Robert Powell at boot camp during the Police Academy

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