Sandra Bland’s Family Settles Wrongful Death Suit For $1.9M
Sandra Bland‘s family has settled their wrongful death lawsuit for $1.9 million according to the family’s attorney.
Bland died in a Waller County jail cell in July 2015 after she was arrested at a traffic stop. They claim she committed suicide with a garbage bag, but we all know better than that.
Via the NY Daily News:
The Waller County jail is on the hook for $1.8 million of the settlement, the attorney said. The Texas Department of Public Safety will pay $100,000 — the maximum amount allowed under state law.
The case was scheduled to go to a jury trial in January 2017.
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Bland, 28, died in the jail in July 2015, days after her arrest after a traffic stop. A medical examiner, as well as the FBI, said she committed suicide by asphyxiating herself with a plastic garbage bag behind bars.
But Bland’s family has said she may have been murdered, and would not have killed herself. No investigation has substantiated their claim.