Brian Encinia was indicted in January on a perjury charge after a grand jury found he lied about a confrontation with Bland. The Texas state trooper who remained on payroll after he was indicted in the arrest of Sandra Bland — a Black woman who died in a jail cell three days after she was […]

Geneva Reed-Veal appeared on NewsOne Now to discuss the perjury charge filed against State Trooper Brian Encinia.   On Thursday, Sandra Bland’s mother, Geneva Reed-Veal, appeared on NewsOne Now for an exclusive interview to discuss the perjury charge filed against Officer Brian Encinia and the Texas Department of Public Safety’s decision to fire the Texas State Trooper. When asked […]

State Trooper Brian Encinia is accused of lying in his incident report of Bland's arrest and for being unprofessional during her traffic stop.


Brian Encinia, The Texas State Trooper who arrested Sandra Bland last year three days before she was found dead in a jail cell, has been indicted for perjury in the case of her death. A Texas grand jury resumed investigation into the arrest of Bland this week. The 28-year-old was found in a Waller County […]

Family lawyers say the Texas trooper lacked probable cause to make the traffic stop in the first place, and committed assault and battery during the arrest.

The story of Sandra Bland, the 28-year-old who was found dead in a Texas jail cell earlier this month, was given more context on Tuesday when dash camera footage of her arrest by Texas trooper Brian Encinia was released. The nearly hour-long video shows an opposite portrait of what the 30-year-old officer painted in his […]