Police Say a Woman Claiming to Be an SMU Law Student Brawled With Cops at a Downtown Loft [Updated]

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Kamiel Moore
At around midnight last night, neighbors in the Dallas Power & Light building called police to complain of loud music coming from Kamiel Moore's apartment.

Officers pounded on the door several times before Moore opened it. They told her that neighbors were complaining about the noise and asked to see her identification. Moore, who is described in an incident report as "5'10", 180 pounds, and under the influence of alcohol," refused. She's a law student at SMU and the daughter of a judge, she told police, so she knows the law.

And so, she pulled out her cell phone and began filming, asking for the officers' names and badge numbers. These they provided, but they were running out of patience.

"We have asked you five times for your ID and you still haven't gotten it," they said according to the incident report.

Moore then put away the phone and disappeared into the apartment, returning several minutes later with her passport. They radioed Moore's information to check for warrant's but, as they were doing so, she demanded the passport. That's when all hell broke loose.

When the officers told Moore they weren't done with her ID, she slammed the door into Officer John Cheung then, when it didn't close, slammed it into him harder, causing "a slight pain and tingling sensation on his left forearm and hand" that lingered for several minutes.

With this, Cheung and his partner, identified in the incident report as Officer V. Anthony, moved to arrest Moore, but she pulled away. As they struggled to apply the handcuffs, Anthony noticed with some apprehension that Moore's pit bull was wandering loose in the apartment and ordered two of Moore's friends to grab it.

Instead, they pulled out their cell phones and began filming the struggle. Two other people, possibly neighbors who had heard the ruckus, entered the apartment and began watching as well. It was several minutes before the officers were able to pull Moore's hands behind her back and apply the handcuffs. She was taken to Lew Sterrett on a charge of assaulting an officer. Her bond's been set at $10,000.

All this despite Moore's evident expertise in the law, which might be less formal than she asserted. Her LinkedIn account makes no mention of SMU, indicating that she once went to the University of Dallas and Oral Roberts University and now oversees online operations for HomeVestors of America. She's also not listed in SMU's email directory.

You can at least say this about her, though: she cleans up better than most for mug shots.

Update on February 6: Moore's attorney, Peter Schulte, sends along the following statement:

Ms. Moore in not guilty of assaulting a police officer. In this particular incident, Ms. Moore was exercising her constitutional right of preventing any person, including a police officer, from entering her residence without permission. The officer alleging injury in this case injured himself when he attempted to illegally enter Ms. Moore's residence. We look forward to these facts coming out in Court and remind the public that every citizen accused of a crime in this State is absolutely innocent until proven guilty in a Court of Law.
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19 comments
thecoolone
thecoolone

This person does not go to SMU. And DP&L should have kicked her to the curb a long time ago since she had a registered sex offender living with her anyway.

RyanM8
RyanM8

fuck her neighbors for ruining a good night!

CitzenKim
CitzenKim

Correction - FORMERLY oversaw online operations for HomeVestors of America.

donthatemecuzimblack
donthatemecuzimblack

the things that make the news are always baffling to me... its sad to see so many ignorant people have time to make such hateful comments.... get a life

unclescrappy
unclescrappy

She really needs to learn some LAW if she is going to stand up for herself.

1.) She doesnt have to produce ID. All she has to do is identify herself. (See Hiibel v. Sixth Judicial District Court of Nevada)  

2.) She should have never answered the door other than a crack (See NO WARRANT, NO SEARCH http://www.flexyourrights.org/faqs/police-at-my-door-what-should-i-do/)

3.) Filming is OK. But make sure you arent incriminating yourself in the process. (See #1 & #2 above)


whiteguiltlib
whiteguiltlib

Celebrate the countless infinite amazing rich vibrant benefits of Divershitty™!

observist
observist topcommenter

She'll be getting schooled in the law now!

monstruss
monstruss

"Cleaned up?" That's a terrible wig. 

blowmetone
blowmetone

Part of the TNB that inspired me to move out of downtown. These Obama supporters move into a high rise and think they've made it but still live and behave just as loudly and disrespectfully as they do when they live in S Dallas. 

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

Power & Light is a gem of an art deco building that, happily, survived Dallas' over-eager wrecking ball.

Rumpunch1
Rumpunch1

@unclescrappy all well and true, however I think in this case the advice should be to act respectful and apologetic. Unless this was a continuing issue, the end result would have possibly been just a warning. Simply, she would got to stay home (with a ticket at worst) and not have her picture and delusional SMU story posted on the Observer.

GuitarPlayer
GuitarPlayer

@blowmetone 

Are you the guy who is renting the house next to me and screams and cries at night so loudly that the squirrels have left the block?  I would thank you but that blow up Glen Beck doll you slow dance with at 1am (You really should close your blinds.....) is weird.


donthatemecuzimblack
donthatemecuzimblack

@blowmetone What value was added by your comment? I take the cost of living deemed you unfit to live the "downtown" lifestyle. (Does it still trouble you we have a black president?!? )

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