No indictment in Sandra Bland jail death
HEMPSTEAD, Texas - A grand jury has decided no felony crime was committed by the sheriff's office or jailers in the treatment of a black woman who died in a Southeast Texas county jail last summer.
But prosecutor Darrell Jordan says the Waller County grand jury on Monday reached no decision on whether the trooper that arrested 28-year-old Sandra Bland should face charges. The grand jury will return in January to consider that.
The Chicago-area woman was pulled over July 10 by a Texas state trooper for making an improper lane change. Dashcam video showed their interaction quickly became confrontational and she was arrested for assault.
Three days later, unable to raise about $500 bail, she was discovered dead in her cell. Relatives question the finding that she killed herself.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Instant Classic: Zachary's late touchdown lifts Broncos past West Monroe 27-24
Zachary wins back to back titles after late game winning touchdown
John Curtis blows out Catholic High to win their 27th state title
U-High Cubs go back-to-back for first time in program history
Amite snaps 14-year title drought