New updates for Sandra Bland’s family wrongful death lawsuit against the Waller County Sheriff's Office. Details inside…
The family of Sandra Bland, the 28-year-old Texas woman found dead in a jail cell after a routine traffic stop last year, has reached a settlement in the wrongful death lawsuit against the Waller County Sheriff’s Office. Sandra’s family will receive $1.9 million, according to the family’s attorney.
In addition to the settlement, the Waller County Sheriff’s office will install automated sensors to assure accurate and timely cell checks at the jail and a 24-hour on-duty nurse/EMT will be present around the clock, according to NBC News.
Not only that, the Waller County Jail will file for funding to improve booking, screening and training at the facility where Sandra suspiciously lost her life.
Sandra was pulled over by state trooper Brian Ecinia during a routine traffic stop after she had just moved to Waller County in July 2015 seeking a job at her alma mater, Prairie View A&M University. She was pulled over for allegedly failing to signal a lane change. She was taken to jail and charged with a third-degree felony charge. She was later found mysteriously hanging in her cell with a plastic garbage bag around her neck three days after she was jailed. Her family believes she would have never killed herself.
Unfortunately, a grand jury decided not to bring any charges against the Trooper Ecinia back in December, although he was later fired after he was indicted on a perjury charge that was tied to the Sandra Bland case.
Now, folks are up in arms on social media saying $1.9 million isn't nearly enough money for what happened to Sandra. Do you agree? Is any amount "enough"?
Photo: Sandra Bland's Family