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Police mistakenly pull over mother at gunpoint with 4 young kids in car

Posted: 12:28 PM, Aug 23, 2014
Updated: 2014-08-23 12:43:36-04

FORNEY, Texas (PIX11) — Police accidentally pulled over a young mother at gunpoint and handcuffed her while her four children under the age of 10 were in the car.

Police admit they made a mistake but refuse to apologize for the incident that was caught on the officer’s dash cam video.

Kemetra Barbour said she was driving with her children when she was suddenly stopped and surrounded by police at gunpoint.

Kemetra Barbour was pulled over at gunpoint and handcuffed while her four young children were in the car. (Photo: YouTube via WFAA)

Kemetra Barbour was pulled over at gunpoint and handcuffed while her four young children were in the car. (Photo: YouTube via WFAA)

She said she was told to get out of the car and to put her hands over her head. An officer then handcuffed her in front of her children.

Police said Barbour was stopped in response to a 911 call reporting four people waving a gun out of a window of a beige or tan Toyota, despite that she was driving a red Nissan Maxima.

The officers knew they’d made a mistake when Barbour’s 6-year-old son emerged from the car with his hands up, according to the police report. Officers then tried to calm down her terrified children.

The Forney Police Department told WFAA that officers responded appropriately to what was believed to be a dangerous situation.