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Police Refuse to Apologize for Mistakenly Pulling Over Woman and Children at Gunpoint


Kametra Barbour was pulled over at gun point by police in Forney, Texas, while her two children and two god children were inside. Police admit they made a mistake but refuse to apologize.

Detective Clay of the Forney, Texas police department maintains that the stop was appropriate,"For the nature of the call - that a weapon was involved - yes."

Each of the four children were under the age of 10.

The traffic stop was in response to a 911 caller who had told dispatch four black men were waving a gun out the window of a beige- or tan-colored Toyota. Barbour drives a burgundy red Nissan Maxima



Dash cam video shows a visibly shaken Barbour was suddenly stopped and surrounded by police.

Officer: "Driver let me see your hands everybody stick their hands out the window."
Barbour: "What is wrong?"
Officer: "I'll tell you in a minute."

Barbour exited the vehicle with her hands above her head and then was handcuffed.

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."

When Barbour's 6-year-old son, Ryan, came out of the car with his hands up too, the police realized they had made a mistake.

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!"

The police officer exchange with the children is, perhaps, most heartbreaking. The children are in fact scared while the officers try to calm them 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."

Barbour is still upset about the incident and believes it was not a harmless accident.

“I need you to make sure you have all the facts," she told WFAA in Dallas. "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.”



Watch the dash cam video


Kimberly Foster is the founder and editor of For Harriet. Email or

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