Sandra Bland

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The mother of a black woman who died in a jail near Houston following a confrontational traffic stop in 2015 returned to Texas on Tuesday to back a sweeping police reform bill named after her daughter that influential law enforcement groups are fighting. It was the first time the family of […]

The Texas House County Affairs Committee has reportedly laid the groundwork for a new piece of legislation that would be known as the Sandra Bland Act.

HOUSTON (AP) — The family of Sandra Bland, a black Chicago-area woman who died in a Texas jail after a contentious traffic stop last summer, has reached a $1.9 million settlement in their wrongful death lawsuit, the family’s attorney told a Houston television station Thursday. But local officials said the agreement hasn’t been finalized and […]

Sandra Bland‘s family has settled a wrongful death suit with officials in Waller County, Texas, for $1.9 million, reports CNN. The amount includes payment for Bland’s death as well as several changes to jail procedures, notes the report. The case became a rallying call in the push for criminal justice reform after the 28-year-old Illinois woman was […]

DALLAS (AP) — A police officer in the small Texas town where Sandra Bland was pulled over and jailed says the county’s top prosecutors threatened to end his career if he came forward with what he says is evidence of wrongdoing, an accusation the prosecutors deny. Among the things Prairie View officer Michael Kelley said […]

As the women left the stage, the arena erupted in a "Black Lives Matter!" chant.

Jacque Reid goes Inside Her Story with Geneva Reed Veal, the mother of Sandra Bland and her attorney Cannon Lambert about what the latest is in the case of the Texas woman found dead in her jail cell. “One of the officers that were a jail there submitted forms there said that a check on Sandy […]

Jacque Reid goes Inside Her Story with Geneva Reed Veal, the mother of Sandra Bland and her attorney Cannon Lambert about what the latest is in the case of the Texas woman found dead in her jail cell. “One of the officers that were a jail there submitted forms there said that a check on Sandy […]

The inexperienced jailer confessed to Bland's lawyers that he forged jail records -- confirming he'd checked on Bland an hour before her death, when he really had not.

CHICAGO (AP) — A candlelight vigil was held in Chicago’s Federal Plaza late Wednesday to mark the one-year anniversary of the death of Sandra Bland, a black woman who died in a Texas jail cell after a traffic stop. Bland was pulled over by a Texas state trooper and taken to the Waller County jail […]

One of the saddest trends in this country is reacting to an ongoing issue, after a life has been lost.