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PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas (AP) — Hundreds have gathered in Southeast Texas for a vigil and march in memory of Sandra Bland, the Illinois woman found dead in a jail days after her arrest during a traffic stop.

Houston TV station KPRC reports attendees met at a Prairie View church Sunday, then marched across Prairie View A&M University, which Bland attended.

Some carried signs that said “Justice for Sandra.” Others called for a Justice Department investigation into her death.

Authorities have said Bland hanged herself, a finding her family disputes.

Also Sunday, The Houston Chronicle reports dozens protested outside a residence in Katy, west of Houston, that they believed belongs to the state trooper who arrested Bland. Protesters criticized his actions, which were captured on dashcam video, and called for him to be fired and criminally charged.

The trooper is on administrative leave pending an investigation.

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2 thoughts on “Groups In Texas Hold Vigil, Protest in Death of Sandra Bland

  1. reflections on said:

    Over 657 american have been killed by the police just this year. Most of the deaths were unarmed african americans and mentally ill citizens. Police are addicted to anabolic steroids and are amped up to kill for even minor infractions. Please contact the police union and the FOP and insist on drug testing officers.

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