Despite newly surfaced video evidence from Sandra Bland‘s point of view during her ill-fated 2015 arrest, Waller County District Attorney Elton Mathis has no desire to re-open her case. “Five special prosecutors were appointed to consider the evidence. The grand jury was diligent and considering the facts and circumstances considering the arrest and her subsequent death […]
Four years after her death in a Waller County jail cell, the story of Sandra Bland continues to be a talking point in regards to police interactions and that of what really happened to Bland after she was pulled over, jailed and ultimately found dead. Her death in 2015 felt like another jolt to the system in […]
The Texas House County Affairs Committee has reportedly laid the groundwork for a new piece of legislation that would be known as the Sandra Bland Act.
The family reached a settlement with Waller County for Sandra Bland's wrongful death, which includes an agreement on procedural changes.
Bland was found dead in her jail cell after being pulled over by State Trooper Brian Encinia for a routine traffic stop last July.
Sandra Bland‘s family has settled a wrongful death suit with officials in Waller County, Texas, for $1.9 million, reports CNN. The amount includes payment for Bland’s death as well as several changes to jail procedures, notes the report. The case became a rallying call in the push for criminal justice reform after the 28-year-old Illinois woman was […]
On the second night of the Democratic National Convention, the Mothers of the Movement took the stage to share why they are supporting Hillary Clinton for president during an emotional and heart-wrenching address to delegates. Geneva Reed-Veal, the mother of Sandra Bland – who was found dead hanging in a jail cell after an “unlawful traffic stop” […]
Jacque Reid goes Inside Her Story with Geneva Reed Veal, the mother of Sandra Bland and her attorney Cannon Lambert about what the latest is in the case of the Texas woman found dead in her jail cell. “One of the officers that were a jail there submitted forms there said that a check on Sandy […]
According to a lawyer for Bland's mother, Rafael Zuniga admitted under oath that while he wrote that he checked in on Bland before she died, he actually never did.
The inexperienced jailer confessed to Bland's lawyers that he forged jail records -- confirming he'd checked on Bland an hour before her death, when he really had not.