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    Sandra Bland's family settles civil suit for $1.9 million

    Published on 09-15-2016 01:43 PM


    WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) - The family of a black woman who died while in a Texas county jail last summer has settled their lawsuit against the jail for $1.9 million.
    Sandra Bland was found hanging in her jail cell following a traffic stop in July 2015.
    State trooper Brian Encinia, who pulled her over, was later indicted on purjury charge. He was dismissed from his position.

    Jailers at the Waller County Jail outside of Houston, Texas were not charged with any crimes related to her death.


    An attorney for the family told KTRK the jail will pay $1.8 million, while the Texas Department of Public Safety will pay $100,000.


    Bland's mother said the jail must also provide emergency nurses during all shifts, use sensors to remind officers of cell checks, and seek the passage of additional state funds for training and additional jail support. She had stated previouslythat the purjury charge against Encinia was not justice.

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