Grand Jury Issues No Indictment In Sandra Bland Jail Death

A grand jury made the decision Monday that no felony crime was committed by the sheriff’s office or jailers in the treatment of a black woman who died in a Southeast Texas county jail last summer, reports ABC News.

The grand jury will reconvene in January, however, to consider if there should be charges in her arrest, which was caught on video and sparked an uproar, according to the prosecutor.

“After presenting all the evidence as it relates to the death of Sandra Bland, the grand jury did not return an indictment,” Jordan, one of the five special prosecutors, said after the grand jury met Monday for about 11 hours. “The grand jury also considered things that occurred at the jail and did not return an indictment.”

Bland was found dead in her cell at the Waller County Jail on July 13. A medical examiner ruled she hanged herself and ruled her death a suicide. Her relatives and supporters dispute that finding.


During a news conference in Chicago on Monday, Bland’s mother, Geneva Reed Veal, said, “Now we’re going to go through Christmas now and Sandy’s not here. And more than that, we still have no answers as far as I’m concerned.”

Praying for the Bland family and justice for Sandra Bland.



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