The Texas Department of Public Safety released a dashboard video taken of the arrest of Sandra Bland from a police officer’s cruiser.
The Chicago-area woman was pulled over in Prairie View, Texas, during a routine traffic stop on July 10. After being held in the local jail for three days, she was found dead in her cell.
Officials say Bland hanged herself with a plastic garbage bag, but family members are disputing that.
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The Bland case is the latest in a string of high-profile incidents around the country that have highlighted the strained relationship between the African-American community and local police.
Around two minutes into the 52-minute video, Bland changes lanes without signaling, and the police officer pulls her over. After several minutes while the officer sits in his cruiser, presumably going over paperwork, he returns to the vehicle to find Bland is upset.
“You seem very…
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