Sunday, August 24, 2014

Texas Cops Mistakenly Pull Over, Arrest Woman With Four Small Children Inside Car 
Kametra Barbour was stopped and threatened with arrest in Texas.
The officers in Forney were looking for a car with four suspects who waved a gun out the window. The officers quickly realized their mistake and then tried to calm down the four children who were 10 years old and younger

Fri Aug 22 21:21:26 PDT 2014

Kametra Barbour’s car was loaded up with small children -- two of her own and two, her godchildren. Her hands were above her head, then shackled in cuffs. Moments later, her 6-year-old son, Ryan, comes out, too, with his hands up.

Texas police mistakenly pulled over and arrested a woman, scaring her four children in the car including a 6-year-old boy who exited the vehicle with his hands up.

Dashboard footage from the officers' car in Forney, Tex., was released to TV station WFAA.

The officers were searching for a beige or tan Toyota with four black males after authorities were alerted a gun was pointed out of the window.

Police pulled over a burgundy red Nissan Maxima driven by Kametra Barbour's on Aug. 9 that was spotted in the same area as the other car, the station reported.

Sir, what is going on? Oh my God. You will terrify my children.

Barbour was immediately pulled out of the car and handcuffed with her four children inside.

"Yes sir, what is wrong? My kids. They are 6 and 8 and 10, 9. What are we doing?" she asked. "Sir, what is going on? Oh my God. You will terrify my children."

After his mother was pulled away, 6-year-old Ryan can be seen exiting the car and walking to the officers with his hands up.

The cops had been looking for a tan or beige vehicle carrying four black men, but pulled over Barbour’s reddish vehicle carrying her and her four children.  Barbour’s 6-year-old son Ryan put his hands up and approached police.  Barbour had been driving with her four children when she was pulled over by police.  Police had to calm the children in the car and guarantee to them that they weren’t going to jail.

Police can be heard on the tape recognizing the children were too young and did not match the description they had been given. They can also be seen trying to calm down the screaming children in the car and assured them no one will go to jail.

A Forney detective told the station the officers' actions were appropriate due to the seriousness of the call they were investigating. Barbour told the station she understood the officers made quick decisions, but is still bothered by what happened.

"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," she said. "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 OK. It's not a big deal.' It is." Follow on Twitter @joelzlandau

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