Full Coverage: The death of Sandra Bland
Officially, the legal issue at hand was a misdemeanor charge of perjury.
Officials announced that they have fired the Texas state trooper who pulled over Sandra Bland, whose death in jail last summer fueled criticism of police and their treatment of minorities.
A grand jury in Texas has decided no felony was committed by the sheriff’s office or jailers in connection with the death last summer of Sandra Bland, in effect ruling it a suicide, prosecutors said Monday.
Sandra Bland’s family cites ‘plethora of questions,’ files suit over her death in Texas jail
Sandra Bland’s family filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the Waller County Sheriff’s Office, jail officials and the Texas Department of Public Safety on Tuesday to seek answers and accountability for her death in a county jail cell last month.
The Texas trooper who arrested Sandra Bland after a confrontation that began with a traffic stop was once cautioned about “unprofessional conduct” in a 2014 incident while he was still a probationary trooper, according to his personnel file.
Texas officials released new video on Tuesday showing that Sandra Bland was alive while she was processed in the Waller County Jail, a move designed to dispel social media rumors that the woman was mistreated or mortally harmed before she was placed in the Texas jail cell where officials say she committed suicide.
Sandra Bland, whose death while in a Texas jail cell set off protests, had marijuana in her system, officials said Monday in releasing a toxicology report on her death.
The sign was homemade, all but two words written in black on white strips of paper attached to a wrought iron fence facing University Drive, the gateway to Prairie View A&M University.
It had been days since LaVaughn Mosley had been told his friend, Sandra Bland, died in her Texas jail cell.
The autopsy of Sandra Bland, whose death touched off a furor among activists after her body was found in a Texas jail cell, showed that her injuries were consistent with suicide and she did not have wounds indicating she was the victim of a violent homicide, officials said Thursday.
Sandra Bland, who died in a Texas cell three days after her arrest during a traffic stop, told jailers that she had previously tried to commit suicide by taking pills because she had lost a baby, according to booking documents released Wednesday.
On Tuesday, Ben Norton, a freelance journalist based in New York, watched the dash-cam footage of the arrest of Sandra Bland on his computer.
Can a police officer order you out of your car? Experts weigh in on Sandra Bland case
Can a police officer order you out of your car during a routine traffic stop as a Texas trooper did to Sandra Bland?
Four days before she died, Sandra Bland was upbeat when she showed up at the home of longtime friend LaVaughn Mosley, and excited about a last-minute job interview.
‘I will light you up,’ Texas officer warns Sandra Bland in video of controversial arrest
The video of Sandra Bland’s arrest, shot from the dashboard camera inside a police cruiser, shows a contentious confrontation between the officer and the woman who died three days later in a Texas jail cell.
The Waller County district attorney’s office has released a three-hour surveillance video that shows the hallway of the Hempstead, Texas, jail where Sandra Bland was found dead in cell 95 on July 13.
Much of the debate about the death of Sandra Bland here at Waller County jail comes down to what happened in cell 95.