Sandra Bland's Family Settles In-Custody Death Suit for $1.9 Million and Jail Procedure Changes

The settlement includes compensation for Bland's death in custody as well as several changes to jail procedures in Waller County, Texas. Bland was found dead in her jail cell three days after she was arrested for failing to use her turn signal in July 2015.

Sandra Bland at the time of her arrest in July 2015. (Photo: Waller County Sheriff's Office)Sandra Bland at the time of her arrest in July 2015. (Photo: Waller County Sheriff's Office)

Sandra Bland's family has reached a $1.9 million settlement in a wrongful death lawsuit, the family's attorney said Thursday.

The settlement includes compensation for Bland's death in custody as well as several changes to jail procedures in Waller County, Texas. Bland was found dead in her jail cell three days after she was arrested for failing to use her turn signal in July 2015.

The details of the settlement were finalized Wednesday night, attorney Cannon Lambert said.

Some of the jail procedure changes included in the settlement are:

-- Using automated electronic sensors to ensure timely cell checks

-- Providing an on-duty staff nurse or emergency medical technician for all shifts

-- Providing continuing education for jailer screening

Bland's death sparked outrage from those who said she never should have been arrested, CNN reports.

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