Officer charged with pointing firearm at Oklahoma man will go to trial

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OKLAHOMA CITY - An Oklahoma City police officer will go to trial for allegedly pointing a weapon at his grandson’s father while off-duty.

Oklahoma City Sgt. Cecil Moss was emotionless as he made his way out of the courtroom.

"I can just tell you nobody wants this to come out better than my client, but that's just going to have to wait until the trial," Susan Knight, attorney for Sgt. Moss, said.

Judge Larry Jones found enough evidence at Monday's preliminary hearing to send the case to a trial.

"I was pleased with how it came out. I mean, all we ever want is the truth and I believe the truth came out today," Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater said.

Sgt. Moss is accused of pointing a gun at Kurt Ward, the father of his grandchild.

Ward took the stand Monday against Moss, saying he went to visit his 2-month-old and that’s when Sgt. Moss threatened his life with a weapon.

Ward and other witnesses say Sgt. Moss pointed his gun at their car as they drove away.

Another witness claimed that Sgt. Moss wanted Ward to run over him, so Moss could shoot.

He's also accused of holding up his badge afterwards, telling witnesses that he's an officer.

"We allege he broke the law and as the investigation came to me, it was clear we had probable cause to believe that he did in fact commit this crime, and that's why I charged him. It doesn't matter if he's a police officer or not. We hold everyone to the same standard," said Prater.

Sgt. Moss did not take the stand, but he's told police he pointed his weapon because he feared for his life and believed Ward would run him over.

Ward was granted a protective order against Moss.

Sgt. Moss is on paid administrative leave.

He is restricted to see his grandchildren until January of next year.

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