Texas Woman, Kids Pulled Over At Gunpoint By Police

Texas Woman, Kids Pulled Over At Gunpoint By Police

Mother, children mistakenly pulled over at gunpoint by police.
(Officer) "Driver, let me see your hands.  Everybody stick your hands out the window."

This is the moment that shook Kametra Barbour's belief that bad things don't happen to good people.

Her car, loaded up with small children.

Her hands above her head-then shackled in cuffs.

Moments later her 6-year old son Ryan comes out too, with his hands up.

(Kametra Barbour, Forney Resident) "Makes me angry all over again."

How did this happen?

It started with this 911 call-and a very clear description of a vehicle speeding down the highway, the driver waving a gun out the window.

(Caller) "It is going to be a beige or tan colored Toyota occupied by four black males."

(Kametra Barbour, Forney Resident) "I drive a Nissan Maxima that is burgundy red."

No match.  

But after the suspect car sped far down the road, the 911 caller was now far back and thought the suspect was exiting the highway.

That was the very exit where police spotted Kametra Barbour's car.

(Detective Michael Clay, Forney Police) "The complainant that called in said that vehicle took that exit."

(Officer) "Put your hands on your head."

( Kametra) "What is wrong?  My kids. They're six and eight and ten, nine.  What are we doing?  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."

In less than a minute the officers knew they had the wrong car.

You can hear them de-escalate.

(Officer) "Do they look young to you?"

(Officer) "They do to me."

(Officer)  "Gun down, gun down, gun down. Come on back here son. Come on back here, you're all right."

Within moments the officers are trying to calm the children's nerves.

(Child) "I'm scared.  Are we going to jail?"

(Officer)  "No. No one is going to jail...Stop crying, it's okay.  Everything's fine now."

(David Schechter, reporting) "Were they treated properly? Was this a proper stop?  That they needed to be subjected to that kind of intensity."

(Det. Michael Clay, Forney, TX Police) "For the nature of the call that a weapon was involved, yes."

Barbour understands officers were making quick decisions that night.

None the less, she is still deeply troubled.

(Kametra) "I need you to make sure you have all the facts because you can't just say, 'OK, 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."

Especially when you're six years old.
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