There Could Be Huge Break in the Sandra Bland Case

July 22nd 2016

Danielle DeCourcey

An attorney representing Geneva Reed-Veal, Sandra Bland's mother, said that a jail guard admitted under oath that he lied on the jail log about Sandra Bland's welfare, according to The Houston Chronicle.

Sandra Bland

A Waller County, Texas jail guard reportedly said in court that he falsified records that said Bland was checked on and alive in the hour before she was found dead. He apparently did not check on her.

A source familiar with the case told The Houston Chronicle that a Waller County grand jury did not indict anyone associated with the sheriff's office and verified that special prosecutors found out about the falsified records.

Twitter reacted quickly to this potential big break in the case.

Bland, 28, died in 2015 in the Waller County Texas jail she was held in after a controversial traffic stop went wrong.

Bland was pulled over and later arrested by now former Texas trooper Brian Encinia after failing to signal a lane change. Bland and Encina got into an argument when she refused to put out a cigarette as Encinia requested and the situation quickly escalated. At one point, the trooper threatened, "I will light you up," with a stun gun in hand.


Officials said she hanged herself in her jail cell but her family disputed that claim, citing her excitement about moving to Texas and beginning a new job. Her controversial death caused national outrage and protests.

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