Sandra Bland's Family Demands Renewed Investigation After New Video Emerges

Sandra Bland (Facebook)
May 10, 2019 - 5:00

New cellphone footage from the traffic stop that led to Sandra Bland’s arrest was released on May 6, prompting calls to reopen the investigation into her death. Bland, a 28-year-old Black woman from the Chicago area, was taken into custody in southeast Texas after a confrontational traffic stop in July 2015. Three days later, she was found hanging in a jail cell in what was officially ruled a suicide. The video, taken from Bland’s perspective, shows Texas state trooper Brian Encinia angrily pointing a Taser at Bland during a traffic stop in Waller County and yelling, “I will light you...

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