Texas Police Mistakenly Pull Over Woman, Four Children at Gunpoint

Texas Police Mistakenly Pull Over Woman, Four Children at Gunpoint

Kametra Barbour was handcuffed while her two children and two godchildren watched from the car.

Published August 27, 2014

A woman driving her four children, all under the age of ten, was recently pulled over by Forney, Texas, police, handcuffed and held at gunpoint before the officers realized they had made a mistake. The police claimed that they were responding to a 911 call about a beige- or tan-colored Toyota speeding down the highway with the motorist waving a gun out the window.

Although Kametra Barbour’s car — a burgundy red Nissan Maxima — did not match the clear description, she was told to exit her car and walk backwards with her hands up as her two children and two godchildren watched.

The incident was captured on the police officers' dash cam video. Moments after Barbour leaves her car, her 6-year-old son, Ryan, can be seen leaving the vehicle and walking toward his mother with his hands up.

Forney Police Detective Michael Clay told local reporters that given the nature of the 911 call and the mention of a weapon, Barbour was not mistreated by the police. 

“I need you to make sure you have all the facts, because you can’t just say, ‘Okay, I’m sorry,' and then I’m over it. I can’t. Every time I listen to and hear or think about it, it bothers you. I can’t just say, 'I’m fine. It’s okay. It’s not a big deal.' It is,” Barbour told WFAA.

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(Photo: WFAA-TV/ CBS local News, Dallas, TX)

Written by Patrice Peck


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