*The family of Sandra Bland has officially begun to take those involved in her death accountable by filing a federal lawsuit on Tuesday (Aug. 4).
In an interview with USA Today, Attorney Cannon Lambert Sr. revealed the suit was filed against the man who arrested Bland on July 10, Brian Encinia as well as the sheriff of Waller County, Texas, two of the jailers and the Texas Department of Public Safety.
“We are looking for Waller County and the individuals involved to take accountability,” Lambert, who is representing the family, told USA Today.
News of the lawsuit is the latest to occur after Bland was found dead in a jail cell in Hempstead, Texas last month, three days after Encinia arrested her after pulling her over for failing to signal while changing lanes. Despite officials saying Bland used a plastic bag to hang herself, social media users as well as the 28-year-old’s family and friends question the claims while arguing that Bland would not have taken her life since she was getting ready start a new job at her alma mater, Prairie View A&M University.
USA Today notes that Encinia was put on desk duty for violating procedures during the stop.
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