HOUSTON (AP) – A judge has ordered the FBI to allow Sandra Bland’s family to review a report of the Texas Rangers’ investigation into the woman’s death while in custody.READ MORE: North Texas Man Arrested For Assault On Police At US Capitol On January 6
U.S. District Judge David Hittner’s order on Thursday is part of a wrongful death lawsuit filed in Houston by Bland’s family against Brian Encinia, the ex-Texas trooper who arrested her during a traffic stop, and others involved in her detention.READ MORE: Child, 1 Adult Dead, 2 Others Sick From Deadly Bacteria Found In Aromatherapy Product Sold At Walmart
The FBI had initially declined to turn over the report, contending it was protected under law enforcement privilege.
Bland was a black woman who died last summer in the Waller County jail three days after being arrested. Authorities ruled her death a suicide. Encinia was charged with perjury after dashcam video appeared to show him yelling at Bland and escalating their confrontation.MORE NEWS: Denton Police Investigate Shooting Near Whataburger
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