TX Officer Holds Family at Gunpoint After Typo While Running Plates
A scary situation unfolded for a family in Frisco, Texas! According to mysanantonio.com, The driver of the car, her husband, and one of the two children being driven by the Arkansas couple to a youth basketball tournament can all be heard sobbing on body camera video posted online by police in Frisco, Texas, in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
In the video, you can see an officer pointing his handgun toward the innocent family in the Dodge Charger. He then orders the driver to get out and walk backward toward officers with her hands raised. Also in the car were the woman’s husband, their son, and a nephew. Then you see the police officer order one of the children to step out and lift his shirt. In the article, you can hear the suspect saying “I’ve never been in trouble a day of my life,” the pleading driver says on the video. "This is scaring the hell out of me.”
In a statement issued by Frisco Police Chief David Shilson, he states “We made a mistake.” He then added “Our department will not hide from its mistakes. Instead, we will learn from them." This whole situation was caused by an officer misreading the car’s license plate. As she saw it leaving a hotel in the city north of Dallas, the officer checked its license plate number as an Arizona tag. The car had an Arkansas license plate.
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