Sandra Bland’s family files federal lawsuit against DPS trooper

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HOUSTON, TX - Tuesday morning, the family of Sandra Bland filed a federal lawsuit against DPS Trooper Brian Encinia, the man who arrested her on July 10.

Dash cam video revealed that he violated several DPS procedures after he pulled Bland over for failing to signal a lane change. Bland was found dead in her Waller County Jail cell a few days later. Though her death was ruled a suicide, her family says she would not have taken her own life.