AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Cellphone video recorded by Sandra Bland, a black woman found dead in a Texas jail following a confrontational 2015 traffic stop, shows for the first time her perspective as a...
Texas DPS: Trooper rude to Bland, did not follow procedures
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A state investigation of a white state trooper's actions in the arrest of Sandra Bland, a black motorist who later died in custody, found that the trooper was rude toward Bland and failed to follow standard procedures in his handling of the woman.
HEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) — A judge dismissed a misdemeanor perjury charge against a fired Texas state trooper Wednesday in a case arising from his 2015 arrest of Sandra Bland, a black woman who was later found dead in a county jail.
Sandra Bland's mother has reached a final settlement in the lawsuit over her daughter's arrest and suicide at the Waller County Jail, ending a 16-month quest for answers in a case that brought international attention to allegations of disparate treatment of African Americans by police.
Judge formally dismisses Sandra Bland lawsuit after deal
HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge formally has dismissed the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of Sandra Bland, the Chicago-area woman who died last year in a Texas county jail days after her arrest by a state trooper for a traffic stop that became contentious.
Key events in case of black woman found dead in Texas jail
HEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) — The family of Sandra Bland, a Chicago-area black woman who died in a Texas jail cell after a contentious traffic stop last summer, has settled a wrongful death lawsuit for $1.9 million, according to the family's attorney. Bland's arrest and death, which was ruled a suicide, came amid heightened national scrutiny of police and their dealings with black suspects, especially individuals who were killed by officers or who died in police custody.
DALLAS (AP) — A police officer in the small Texas town where Sandra Bland, a black woman who later died in a jail cell, was pulled over says the county's top prosecutors threatened to end his career if he came forward with what he says is evidence of wrongdoing, an accusation the prosecutors deny.
Among the things Prairie View officer Michael Kelley said this week that he wanted to tell a grand jury: Bland appeared to have marks on her forehead after a confrontation with...