Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick wants a review of jail safety in Texas following the death of Sandra Bland in a rural county lockup
The family of a black woman found dead in a Texas jail three days after a confrontation with a white state trooper filed a wrongful-death lawsuit Tuesday against the officer and other officials.
Texas authorities planned to release more video Tuesday of Sandra Bland during her three days in jail.
The district attorney investigating the death of Sandra Bland says he’s bringing in a committee of outside attorneys to review evidence as it’s collected.
Video of a confrontational arrest ignited long-simmering passions and caused some black men and women to raise their guard around law enforcement in Waller County.
A black woman found dead in a Southeast Texas jail three days after a traffic-stop confrontation with a white officer hanged herself using a clear plastic bag tied into a slip knot, according to an autopsy report released Friday.
While Sandra Bland’s family maintains that the woman found dead in a Texas jail cell would not have taken her own life, authorities are pointing to mounting evidence that they say shows she hanged herself.
Prosecutor on Bland autopsy: No injuries consistent with violent homicide, some with suicide.
A Texas TV station says it has obtained a voicemail from a call Sandra Bland made from jail in which she told a friend that she couldn’t believe what was happening to her.
Speaking from hundreds of miles away from where their loved one was found dead in a Texas jail cell, Sandra Bland’s family addressed the media for the first time since video of her traffic stop was released.
Waller County District Attorney Elton Mathis said Monday that a Texas Rangers investigation into the death of Sandra Bland is being supervised by the FBI.
More than 100 protesters marched from the jail in the small Texas town of Hempstead to the courthouse following the death of a black woman who authorities say hanged herself in her jail cell.