#SayHerName Sandra Bland’s Family Awarded $1.9 Million In Wrongful Death Lawsuit

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Sandra Bland’s Family Settles Wrongful Death Suit

The family of Sandra Bland will be awarded $1.9 million for the Texas woman’s death. Furthermore any legislation passed which benefits Waller County must be named after Bland.
The New York Daily News reports:

The family of Sandra Bland, the woman who died in a Texas jail after her controversial arrest, has settled a wrongful death lawsuit for $1.9 million, an attorney said.

The family’s lawyer told ABC13 Thursday the civil suit has been settled, and the jail where Bland died will pay the bulk of it.

The Waller County jail is on the hook for $1.8 million of the settlement, the attorney said. The Texas Department of Public Safety will pay $100,000 — the maximum amount allowed under state law.

The case was scheduled to go to a jury trial in January 2017.

Bland, 28, died in the jail in July 2015, days after her arrest after a traffic stop. A medical examiner, as well as the FBI, said she committed suicide by asphyxiating herself with a plastic garbage bag behind bars.

But Bland’s family has said she may have been murdered, and would not have killed herself. No investigation has substantiated their claim.

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Is $1.9 million a fair settlement for Sandra Bland’s family??? It will never bring her back, but hopefully the settlement and the changes to the jail where she died brings them some comfort.

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