Brian Encinia entered his innocent plea on Tuesday evening with his attorney. The 30-year-old was indicted on perjury charges for allegedly lying about Bland's arrest.
The Texas state trooper who remained on payroll after he was indicted in the arrest of Sandra Bland -- a black woman who died in a jail cell three days after she was taken into custody last summer -- has been formally terminated.
A federal judge heard arguments Thursday on whether a wrongful death lawsuit against the Texas state trooper should be delayed until after his criminal trial.
Texas Department of Public Safety director Steve McCraw shared his thoughts on the death of Sandra Bland and how the actions of the arresting officer escalated the incident, The Texas Tribune reports.
When asked what she thought about the recent developments involving Encinia, Geneva Reed-Veal said, "Where are the real charges?"
Encinia, seen on the video pulling Bland out of the vehicle while yelling "I will light you up," is accused of lying about how he removed the woman from the car.
Family lawyers say the Texas trooper lacked probable cause to make the traffic stop in the first place, and committed assault and battery during the arrest.
Waller County District Attorney Elton Mathis has appointed a committee of attorneys from outside his jurisdiction to review findings in the mysterious death of Sandra Bland. This committee will review evidence as it continues to be collected, all in an effort to help Mathis sort out the many moving parts of the case. Mathis made […]
In the week since Sandra Bland was found dead in a Texas jail cell, just three days after she was pulled over and arrested for failure to signal, it has been revealed that the 28-year-old once attempted suicide, and battled bouts of depression. Details from her autopsy, released Thursday, confirm that the cause of death was suicide by […]
Twenty-eight-year-old Sandra Bland, who died in a Waller County, Texas jail three days after her arrest, allegedly told jailers during her intake that she had previously tried to commit suicide, according to The Houston Chronicle. The information came to light after a closed meeting with dozens of elected officials and law enforcement officials on Tuesday, which […]
The story of Sandra Bland, the 28-year-old who was found dead in a Texas jail cell earlier this month, was given more context on Tuesday when dash camera footage of her arrest by Texas trooper Brian Encinia was released. The nearly hour-long video shows an opposite portrait of what the 30-year-old officer painted in his […]
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