Texas Mom and 4 Children Held at Gunpoint by Police

Posted: August 25, 2014 in Shorts

Kametra Barbour was handcuffed in front of her four young children in a case of mistaken identity.

Posted: Aug. 25 2014 3:23 PM


Kametra Barbour and her young children were the subjects of a horrifying police stop.

Barbour says that she was pulled over at gunpoint by a police officer in Forney, Texas, according to ABC 7 Chicago.

With her four children—all under the age of 10—in tow, Barbour was told to exit the vehicle with her hands up and was then handcuffed as her children looked on.

The police had received a call about four black men waving a gun out of the WINDOW in a beige or tan TOYOTA. Barbour was driving a maroon Nissan.

Police realized that they’d made a mistake once Barbour’s 6-year-old son left the car with his hands up. From ABC 7 Chicago:

Barbour: “What is wrong? My kids!”
Officer: “How old are they?”
Barbour: “They’re six and eight and ten, nine. What are we doing?”
Officer: “Hold on a second, okay?”
Barbour: “What is going on? Oh my God, you will terrify my children.”
Officer: “We got a complaint of a vehicle matching your description and your license plate, waving a gun out the window.”
Officer 1: “Do they look young to you?”
Officer 2: “They do to me.”
Officer 1: “Huh?”
Officer 2: “They do to me.”
Officer 1: “Yep, they’re young.”
Officer 1: “Gun down, gun down, gun down!”
Officer: “Ya’ll okay? Just ya’ll in the car?”
Child: “No im scared.”
Officer: “It’s okay.”
Child: “No, are we going to jail?”
Officer: “No. No one is going to jail.”
Child: (Scream, crying)
Officer: “Hey, stop crying. It’s okay. It’s okay. Everything’s fine now.”

The Forney Police Department is refusing to apologize and says that the officers acted appropriately given the nature of the call.

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