The death of Chicago activist Sandra Bland while in custody at the Waller County Jail has stirred up racial tensions nationwide and has led to a flurry of questions about the nature of the arrest, why was she arrested in the first place and how did she die while in custody. 1,493 more words
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The cause of Sandra Bland’s death was hanging; the manner of death was suicide, a prosecutor told reporters, citing preliminary autopsy results.
Warren Diepraam, a Waller County, Texas, prosecutor, provided new details Thursday to support those findings. 1,254 more words
WATCH ABOVE: Waller County officials Thursday released some new details about the death investigation of Sandra Bland.
The Waller County District Attorney’s office announced the findings of an autopsy conducted on the body of Sandra Bland — the African-American woman who was found dead in her jail cell three days after being arrested during a routine traffic stop in Prairie View, Texas. 957 more words
DALLAS — A woman whose death in a Texas jail has raised suspicions about the official conclusion that she hanged herself told a guard during the booking process that she had tried to kill herself in the past, according to the county sheriff. 1,149 more words