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Sandra Bland: Family Settles for $1.9m Over Daughter’s Death While in Prison | WATCH

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Sandra Bland‘s family has reached a $1.9 million settlement in a wrongful death lawsuit, CNN reports.

The settlement includes compensation for Bland’s death in custody as well as several changes to jail procedures in Waller County, Texas.

Bland was found dead in her jail cell in July 2015, three days after she was pulled over for a traffic offence.

Authorities ruled Bland’s death a suicide, but her family cast doubt, saying she would not have taken her life.

There were protests following Bland’s death. Protesters said she shouldn’t have been arrested in the first place, adding that the police were biased for arresting her after she failed to use a turn signal.

They also accused the police of excessive use of force against African-Americans

Bland’s mother, Geneva Reed-Veal, in this video, speaks about the $1.9 million settlement reached in a wrongful death suit against Waller County, Texas and the Texas Department of Public Safety.

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4 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    September 16, 2016 at 1:06 am

    oh wow..

  2. Corolla

    September 16, 2016 at 2:48 am

    $1.9 pere?!

  3. Iyaalaje

    September 16, 2016 at 8:46 am

    Shame this is the cost of life these days

  4. Truth hurts

    September 16, 2016 at 9:04 am

    Naija police will catch you, slap you, take you to station, torture you then if you die, blame you for committing suicide. 1.9 ain’t worth a human life, but please don’t say kpere

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