I heard the story on my morning radio show, which is nationally syndicated out of Dallas, TX, where this occurred, and I was so angry I could hardly contain myself.
If this is not video proof of abuse of power, I don't know what is.
Don't get me wrong, I completely support the police and believe that they protect us and for the most part, this doesn't occur. But, this... this is outrageous!! This man should be fired!
Ryan Moats did everything in his power (that we can tell from the video) to be as safe as possible on his way to the hospital to get his wife and other relatives there to see his mother-in-law before she died. Yes, he ran a red light. Yes, that is illegal. Give the man a ticket outside of the hospital room so he can see his MIL BEFORE she dies.
But, this moron decided that it was his obligation to hold these people and then preach to them about their attitudes in this situation.
I'm sorry... but this disgusts me.