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Saturday, July 18, 2015

SANDRA BLAND: DASH CAM WILL SHOW VIOLATIONS, GRAND JURY WILL BE CONVENED



"There were law enforcement violations during the traffic stop of a woman who ultimately was found dead inside a Waller County jail cell. That's according to a preliminary review by the Texas Department of Public Safety.
According to the DPS, authorities spotted violations of the department's procedures and courtesy policy in dash cam video showing a state trooper's interactions with Sandra Bland on July 10 in Prairie View
The deputy involved has been assigned administrative duties pending the outcome of an investigation."

Waller County District Attorney Elton Mathis said at a Friday afternoon press conference that Bland’s body was not discovered for up to 90 minutes. Under the commission’s guidelines, every inmate should be checked on hourly.... 
Mathis said he will take the case to a grand jury. The earliest that could happen, he said, would be in August.

Protests will continue:  “We believe she would have been here for us,” said the Rev. Hannah Bonner, “so we’re going to be here for her.”