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Sandra Bland's Family to Sue State Trooper After Jail Death

August 04, 2015  | 

Photo: KXAN screenshot
Photo: KXAN screenshot

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

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

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kevCopAz @ 8/4/2015 6:40 PM

Did I miss something in this story, everything that I have read or seen the officer did what was allowed by Law and policy. P{perhaps he could have been a bot more tolenernt before arresting her, but she sure could have been a lot more cooperative and DO WHAT WAS ASKED (ORDERED) of her and she would not have been arrested. Then her death has zero to do with the Trooper. If there is anything to show that it was other then at her own hand then its the jail that had something to do with the death, not the Trooper. He arrested her on legal charges, she was medically fine when booked and he left. How in the heck is he responsible or for that matter the State DPS for her killing herself later on? This is just a nuesence grab at money by family members who if they really had cared at all would have helped her with her depression before she hanged herself. Its just an attempt by a Lawyer to gain $ as well as the $ grubbing family.

Jon Retired LEO @ 8/4/2015 7:44 PM

Yeah attorney Lambert smells money. The autopsy cleared the Jail so they are going to go after the arresting officer because he took the dear lady to jail in the first place. Good luck to him, and hopefully the jury sees through this thing.

bill @ 8/4/2015 11:09 PM

I think she might of been on pot when she hung herself.

Stephen @ 8/5/2015 4:06 AM

How ironic her next of kin would not post her bond and left her in jail where she committed suicide, but now sue the Trooper and DPS for money from her death that occurred in jail.

Stephen @ 8/5/2015 11:31 AM

What are the odds the Texas DPS does an out of court settlement with the family, and then fires or "accepts the Trooper's resignation"?

Saul Berkowitz @ 8/5/2015 5:29 PM

Yes, only after DPS surrendered the officers file to everyone and it showed one time in the past he had an attitude problem. All of you who have never had an attitude problem once in a while get to the confessional!

Jon Retired LEO @ 8/6/2015 8:20 AM

That's why the family didn't post bond. If she had died at home they wouldn't have been able to sue anyone.

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