Arrest video for Sandra Bland, a black woman who died in police custody, has severe inconsistencies
In the controversial case surrounding the death of 28-year-old Sandra Bland while in police custody, police dashcam footage has raised questions about the true sequence of events.
Bland, an African-American Chicago native active in civil rights, was found dead in her jail cell three days after her initial arrest for a traffic violation which led to an altercation with Texas State Trooper Brian T. Encinia. The officer arrested her for assaulting a public servant. Hanging was determined to be the cause of death. She was an active member of the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
Several inconsistencies surround the video. There are moments when, although the audio remains unbroken, the same car passes by twice in different directions, and a man walks across the frame only to be followed by his reappearance in the same place he began walking.
The audio for the footage ends approximately one minute before the video.
FACTS ABOUT SANDRA BLAND
Although Bland had admitted she suffered from depression, longtime friend LaNitra Dean is certain Bland did not take her own life. She says, 'The Waller County Jail is trying to rule her death a suicide and Sandy would not have taken her own life. Sandy was strong mentally and spiritually."
Bland was on her way to begin a new job at her alma mater Prairie View A&M in Waller County, Texas when her arrest happened.
The last time she was seen alive was at 7 a.m. on Monday, July 13th. She allegedly told a prison guard "I am good," but was found an hour later hanging from a partition after asking to use the phone.
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