Several outlets are reporting that police in Texas pulled over a woman who had four young children in her car. They instructed her to exit the vehicle, then placed her under arrest without warning, at gunpoint.
The officers were searching for a beige or tan Toyota with four black males after authorities were alerted a gun was pointed out of the window.You'll note immediately that "beige or tan Toyota with four black males" does not precisely match "burgundy red Nissan Maxima" with a woman & small children. Yet the arresting officer insisted to Barbour that they were looking for a car that matched the description of hers. He even said that the license plate matched.
Police pulled over a burgundy red Nissan Maxima driven by Kametra Barbour's on Aug. 9 that was spotted in the same area as the other car, the station [WFAA] reported.
Also, the driver is easily identified as female: in the dashcam video, it is obvious that she is wearing a skirt. It is unclear how the police overlooked that fact.
In the wake of the Michael Brown killing, the image is mortifying.
Only after the children were observed as actually existing instead of being something the woman was making up on the spot did the authorities try to explain the ostensible situation.
That family--those children--will never forget that situation.