Dallas assistant DA threatens to have ‘Uncle Tom’ cops fired over his drunk driving arrest
An assistant District Attorney is in hot water in Dallas, Texas after he was pulled over for driving under the influence and became agitated and belligerent during the arrest.
According to MySanAntonio.com, 28-year-old Justin Moore got stopped by police in the early morning hours on Sunday after they observed his car weaving in and out of traffic and nearly side-swiping another vehicle.
Moore was taken into custody around 2:45 a.m., said a statement from the Dallas County Police Department.
The Dallas Morning News said that Moore recognized one of the officers who was arresting him from his training period as a prosecutor.
When the two officers who pulled him over refused to let Moore go on his way, he became angry and threatened to have both of them fired. He called one of them — a black police sergeant — an “Uncle Tom” and told the officers they work for “a sad department” that is full of Ku Klux Klan members.
Moore reportedly went on to tell the officers that he is “sick of” the “idiots from this department.”
The attorney reportedly refused all sobriety tests. After obtaining a search warrant, police took a sample of his blood as evidence that Moore was operating his vehicle under the influence of alcohol or other substances.
District Attorney Susan Hawk told the Morning News that Moore has been suspended without pay while his case is being handled.