Robert Powell

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2012

    Dallas PD Loses Assistant Chief Floyd Simpson to Corpus Christi, Where He'll Be Top Cop

    ‚ÄčA couple of years back Scott Goldstein wrote quite the flattering profile of Dallas Police Assistant Chief Floyd Simpson -- as in, "In a profession that demands toughness, Simpson embodies compassion." Simpson was former Chief David Kunkle's right-hand man -- the man Kunkle put in charge of the P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2009

    During Debate, Atkins Explains, Look, He's For Hotel Because He Didn't Want to Waste a Vote

    Tennell Atkins and LeVar Thomas debated for an hour last night at Paul Quinn College in South Dallas, as the two candidates in the District 8 city council race offered opposing views regarding the inland port, the convention center hotel and giving more power to Dallas Police Chief David Kunkle. At ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    Food For Thought 4.1.09

    "Every patched pothole comes with the Colonel's very own stamp of approval." (Roger Eaton, president of KFC, announcing the fast food chain's plans to fill potholes in at least four American cities, free of charge. In return, the company gets to stamp its brand on each patch--which you will notice, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    Not Two Days After Begging for His Job Back, Robert Powell Resigns from the DPD

    On Tuesday, Dallas police officer Robert Powell went on KTVT-Channel 11 to apologize to Ryan and Tamisha Moats for detaining them in a Plano hospital parking lot for 13 excrutiating minutes. Powell, placed on administrative leave last week pending a DPD investigation, also insisted he wanted nothing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2009

    DPD's Powell on KTVT: "I'm Sorry. I Made a Mistake. I Would Not Do This Again."

    Ryan and Tamisha Moats started off Monday with a Good Morning America exclusive in which Tamisha said she'd forgive Dallas police officer Robert Powell for those excruciating 13 minutes in a Plano hospital parking lot. Then Powell ended Monday with a KTVT-Channel 11 exclusive in which he apologized ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2009

    Whitt's End: 3.27.09

    Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Dallas Police Chief David Kunkel can apologize all he wants for the indefensible actions of Robert Powell, but unless the officer is fired it will be a complete and utter injustice. Powell, who detained, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2009

    DPD Chief David Kunkle Expresses His Embarrassment Over Ryan Moats Incident

    Embarrassed.That was the word used over and over by Dallas Police Chief David Kunkle during an afternoon press conference at DPD HQ during which he described how he felt about the conduct of police officer Robert Powell. As you're no doubt aware by now, Powell detained Houston Texans running back Ry ... More >>

  • News

    July 24, 2008

    Reason to Believe

    Quick, someone call Mulder. We have a sighting.