Mother and Four Young Children Held At Gunpoint By Texas Police

Kametra Barbour and her four young children, all under the age of 10, endured a horrific experience at the hands of Forney, Texas police, due to a careless case of mistaken identity.

Her four children in the car, Kametra was ordered to get out of the vehicle with her hands up and was then handcuffed as her children helplessly watched.

The officers had received a call stating four black men were waving a gun out the window of a beige/tan Toyota; Barbour was driving a maroon Nissan.

They realized their mistake once Kametra’s six year old son came out of the car with his hands up in the air.

ABC 7 Chicago reports:

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.”

Officers really need to start doing a better job paying attention to the details and taking fault for their actions. The Forney Police Department is refusing to apologize, claiming the officers acted appropriately given the nature of the call.