A jaw-dropping new dash camera video has been released chronicling a mother’s horrific experience when she was pulled over and placed at gunpoint in Forney, Texas. According to the Daily Mail, officers with the Forney Police Department pulled Kametra Barbour over for a traffic stop after receiving a call about a vehicle waving a gun out of the window. She was handcuffed by police and placed at gunpoint as her children watched from inside the vehicle.
Here’s the full dialogue from Barbour’s accidental traffic stop:
Officer: “Put your hands on your head. Right here. Come on back.”
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.”
It definitely didn’t take long for the officers to realize they had pulled over the wrong vehicle. They began discussing the children and trying to decide whether they were as young as Barbour indicated.
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: [To other officers] “Gun down, gun down, gun down.”
Officer 1: [As the child exits the vehicle] “Come on back here, son. Come on back here, you’re alright.”
Once the child stepped out of the vehicle, they immediately began making efforts to calm the children. One officer can be heard asking the children if they were okay. Of course, they were frightened because of the scene they’d just witnessed.
Officer: “Y’all okay?
Child: “I’m scared.”
Officer: “It’s okay.”
Child: “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.”
Although the police department has openly admitted that Barbour was pulled over by mistake, they still refuse to apologize for the horrific mishap. As a matter of fact, the department has defended the actions of the officers stating that they acted accordingly given the nature of the call. Since the call indicated a weapon was involved, Detective Michael Clay supported the officers’ decision to pull her vehicle over at gunpoint, reports WFAA.
“For the nature of the call – that a weapon was involved – yes,” said Detective Clay.
However, Barbour feels otherwise.
“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 said.
The questionable aspect of the traffic stop is the facts. The 911 caller indicated that the vehicle was “a beige or tan colored Toyota occupied by four black males.” However, Barbour drives a red Nissan Maxima. Although the four passengers were African Americans, four children are noticeably different from four adult males, which is why Barbour feels the department’s explanation is unacceptable.
Do you feel the officers were wrong for the way they treated Barbour?