A Texas woman was stopped by police and mistakenly arrested in front of her children and godchildren.

Texas police pulled over Kametra Barbour and arrested her in front of her four children and godchildren in a case of mistaken identity, according to media reports.

The incident started when a caller phoned police to report the reckless driving of a car whose occupants were allegedly waving a gun out of the window.

In the call, tipster Eva Whatley tells police, “It’s going to be a beige or tan-colored Toyota occupied by four Black males.” Barbour was driving a burgundy Nissan Maxima at the time of her arrest.

Barbour’s arrest was captured on video by the dashboard camera of the officer who stopped her.  That video has since been released to the public and is available here.


In the video, Barbour starts to panic when she is detained and says to police: “What are you doing? Where are you going? Oh my God, you’re terrifying my children.”

The children in the car were the ages of 10, nine, eight, and six. At one point, Barbour’s six-year-old son is seen exiting the car with his hands up without being asked after seeing a gun pointed at this mother.

As the police walk to the car and see the scared children who are crying, trembling and panicking, they notice they had made a huge mistake.

One of the kids asked, “Are we going to jail?”  The police responded by saying “No, no, no.  No one is going to jail,” try
ing their best to calm the kids down.

When Whatley found out about what happened she said, “I cried. I have kids. It’s hard to imagine.”

“Every time I listen to or hear about or think about it, it bothers you,” Barbour said in an interview with ABC News. “I can’t just say okay I’m fine and it’s not a big deal.  It is.”

Courtney Jacobs

AFRO Staff Writer