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The Latest: Woman's family in Texas police cell death to sue

The Latest on Texas jail death: Family of Sandra Bland to file lawsuit against state trooper

The Latest: Woman's family in Texas police cell death to sue

DALLAS (AP) -- The latest on the death of Sandra Bland, who was found dead in a Texas jail cell last month (all times local):

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An attorney for the family of a black woman found dead in a Texas county jail three days after a confrontation with a white state trooper says a lawsuit will be filed against the trooper.

Attorney Cannon Lambert says Sandra Bland's family plans to file the federal lawsuit Tuesday in Houston. He says it will name Texas Department of Public Safety trooper Brian Encinia and others.

Officials say the 28-year-old Bland hanged herself in her cell on July 13.

She was in Prairie View, 50 miles northwest of Houston, for a job interview July 10 when she was stopped for a minor traffic infraction. Her exchange with Encinia escalated, who handcuffed her and pinned her to the ground.

Her family says was looking forward to a new job and wouldn't take her own life.


Updated : 2021-09-28 04:07 GMT+08:00