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Texas grand jury indicts officer in case of Sandra Bland's death

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posted on Jan, 6 2016 @ 04:15 PM
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HEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) — A grand jury has resumed considering the case of Sandra Bland, the black Chicago-area woman who died in a Texas county jail three days after her arrest in a traffic stop last summer.

A team of special prosecutors are presenting evidence Wednesday before the same Waller County jurors who last month declined to indict anyone in Bland's death.

The 28-year-old woman was found with a plastic bag tied around her neck in her cell at the jail about 50 miles northwest of Houston. A medical examiner ruled her death a suicide.

Still unresolved is whether the trooper who arrested her should face charges.

Prosecutors have declined to be specific about Wednesday's session, one of them saying only that they have no timetable.

Texas grand jury indicts officer in case of Sandra Bland's death

Well, lets see how this plays out-

I am/not at all surprised.

DEVELOPING: Texas State Trooper Brian Encinia has been indicted for perjury in the case of Sandra Bland's death.,


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posted on Jan, 6 2016 @ 04:26 PM
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Not much there.

What did he perjure himself about?



posted on Jan, 6 2016 @ 04:31 PM
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Encinia is accused of lying about how he removed Bland from her vehicle

The same grand jury declined last month to indict sheriff’s officials or jailers.




posted on Jan, 6 2016 @ 04:32 PM
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This is what I found.



Dashcam video shows the traffic stop quickly became confrontational, with Encinia holding a stun gun and yelling, "I will light you up!" after Bland refused to get out of her car.

Encinia is accused of lying about how he removed Bland from her vehicle.


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ReadLeader beat me to it.

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posted on Jan, 6 2016 @ 04:37 PM
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That's what I wondered.

So, did how he removed her from her vehicle contribute to her death? If not, then this is like impeaching Bill Clinton over lying about sex with his mistress when they were after him for other crimes.

Perjury is a serious offense and should be punished, but it starts to look more like they just wanted to find anything to get someone on.



posted on Jan, 6 2016 @ 04:39 PM
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I'm not knowledgeable on this case, but I don't think they're saying how he removed her from the vehicle contributed to her death. They're just saying he lied under oath. Which is illegal regardless of the reason he's there.



posted on Jan, 6 2016 @ 04:48 PM
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Bland's sister, Shante Needham, has said Bland called her from jail the next day, saying she'd been arrested but didn't know why, and that an officer had placed his knee in her back and injured her arm.


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posted on Jan, 6 2016 @ 04:50 PM
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I think he got a little rough and his use of force was a little bit more than the grand jury approved of whilst on the side in altercation.




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