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Sandra Bland Family Settles for $1.9 Million

HeadlineSep 16, 2016

Meanwhile, the family of Sandra Bland has received $1.9 million in a wrongful death settlement with the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Waller County jail. Twenty-eight-year-old African American Sandra Bland died in a Texas jail cell in 2015, three days after she was arrested for allegedly failing to signal a lane change. Authorities have claimed Sandra Bland committed suicide while in jail by hanging herself with a garbage bag, but her family has rejected this claim.

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