Sandra Bland’s family settles for $1.9M in wrongful death suit

Sandra Bland
FILE - In this undated photo provided by the Bland family, Sandra Bland poses for a photo. Bland, a black 28-year-old from suburban Chicago, was found dead in jail on July 13, 2015. Texas authorities have said Bland hanged herself with a garbage bag, a finding that her family disputes. She was in custody after a traffic stop for failing to use a turn signal escalated into a physical confrontation with a white state trooper. (Courtesy of Bland family, File)

(CNN)Sandra Bland’s family has reached a $1.9 million settlement from a wrongful death lawsuit, the family’s attorney said Thursday.

The settlement includes compensation for Bland’s death as well as several changes to jail procedures in Waller County, Texas, where Bland died.
The details of the settlement were finalized Wednesday night, attorney Cannon Lambert said.
Bland was found dead in her jail cell three days after she was arrested for failing to use her turn signal in July 2015.
CNN has reached out to Waller County and the Texas Department of Public Safety for comment.
Developing story – more to come

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s