Sandra Bland's family files federal lawsuit
The New York Times reports; The Family of Sandra Bland, the Chicago woman who died in a Texas jail cell last month, filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday pleading culpability of Sandra's death to the state trooper who arrested Ms. Bland and the Waller County jail guards who were responsible for Ms Bland's safety and well-being while she was in custody.
The arresting officer Brian T. Encinia,“demonstrated conscious disregard for the constitutional rights and safety of Sandra Bland,” according to the lawsuit filed by Geneva Reed-Veal, Ms. Bland’s mother, in Federal District Court in Houston. The 18-count lawsuit, which seeks damages, also named two jail guards, the Texas Department of Public Safety and Waller County as defendants.