Transcript for Mom Behind Minivan Cop Drama Speaks Out
Now, to new details of the shocking video of police firing on a minivan full of children, after the mother took off, following a routine traffic stop. This morning, the mother is speaking out for the first time. And abc's ryan owens has her story. Get out of the vehicle. Get out of the vehicle, right now. Reporter: The mother in this minivan, repeatedly pled from new mexico police. Leading them on a high-speed case. Open the door. Open the door. Reporter: Even after they busted out her window and fired shots at a minivan full of children. This morning, for the first time, the 39-year-old said she did it all to protect her children. In a letter to the newspaper "the taos news," she writes, a uniformed officer can shoot three bullets at my van and be considered to be doing his job. But my doing what I can to get my own children away from such a terrifying individual has been termed child abuse and endangerment. She wrote the letter last month, as she sat in jail, charged with child abuse and fleeing from police. She's now out on bail, her attorney refuses to comment. Her 14-year-old son, seen here scuffling with one of the officers, is also charged with battery. The actions of the officers involved are under investigation. But they have not been charged. She calls that, injustice at its best. It's real simple. Reporter: She has a video blog, giving advice to parents. And in her letter, she writes, most consider her a model parent. She writes, she was just a tourist from tennessee, who brought her family to see new mexico's natural beauty. Her trip will last a lot longer than planned. Her trial is scheduled for april. For "good morning america," ryan owens, abc news, dallas.
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