Newly released Sandra Bland cellphone video sheds light on her arrest


Sandra Bland managed to record 39 seconds of video just before she was arrested for allegedly becoming confrontational during a traffic stop in July 2015. She was found dead in a county jail cell three days later, and the Waller County Sheriff’s Office determined her death to be a suicide.

According to Bland’s attorney, the cellphone footage was not a part of evidence turned over by investigators during the criminal case, and it directly refutes officer statements that Bland had become combative during the traffic stop.

Some believe that Bland’s case should be reopened in light of the new footage. What do you think?

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New Texas ‘Sandra Bland’ law signed by governor

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has signed into law a bill to make changes in how people with mental health and substance abuse issues are treated. The law addresses the circumstances surrounding the death of Sandra Bland, a black woman who died while in custody after her arrest at a routine traffic stop. Details in this story at the Texas Tribune.