Sandra Bland

Despite newly surfaced video evidence from Sandra Bland‘s point of view during her ill-fated 2015 arrest, Waller County District Attorney Elton Mathis has no desire to re-open her case. “Five special prosecutors were appointed to consider the evidence. The grand jury was diligent and considering the facts and circumstances considering the arrest and her subsequent death […]

Although the family of Sandra Bland was awarded $1.9 million in a wrongful death suit, their fight for justice for Sandra Bland has not ceased. Family members are calling to reopen a criminal investigation into Sandra Bland’s death in a Texas jail cell with the surfacing of her own arrest video. Bland, who was found to […]

An inmate at the Waller County Jail passed away two days after he was found hanging in his cell. 34-year-old Evan Lyndell Parker, was found hanging in his cell Jan. 25 and he was taken to a hospital where he died two days later, according to KHOU. Parker was booked into the jail on January 10 […]

The highly-anticipated documentary will premiere later this year on HBO.   As the third anniversary of her tragic and untimely death approaches this July, the family of Sandra Bland still want answers as to why she was found hanged to death inside her Texas jail cell. Now, HBO has an upcoming documentary that investigates the […]

The deal shocked Bland’s family, as they were preparing for the only criminal trial related to her death.   The former Texas state trooper who arrested Sandra Bland during a 2015 traffic stop agreed never to work again in law enforcement in exchange for having a misdemeanor perjury charge against him dismissed, CNN reports. Under the deal announced on Wednesday, Brian Encinia will […]

Sandra Bland‘s family has settled a wrongful death suit with officials in Waller County, Texas, for $1.9 million, reports CNN. The amount includes payment for Bland’s death as well as several changes to jail procedures, notes the report. The case became a rallying call in the push for criminal justice reform after the 28-year-old Illinois woman was […]

The family’s lawyer told CNN that Waller County, Texas, also agreed to changes in jail procedures.   Sandra Bland‘s family has settled a wrongful death suit with officials in Waller County, Texas, for $1.9 million, reports CNN. The amount includes payment for Bland’s death as well as several changes to jail procedures, notes the report. The case […]

As the women left the stage, the arena erupted in a "Black Lives Matter!" chant.

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 […]

Sandra Bland’s voice is still being heard on the world’s most widely watched sites and social networks —and it’s shaping how the media portrays her.   This op-ed post originally ran in August of 2015, when the news of Sandra Bland’s arrest and untimely death broke. For the latest coverage of Sandra Bland’s case, please click here.  […]