Death of woman in Texas jail consistent with suicide: prosecutor

A child holds a sign of Sandra Bland, who died in police custody, during a rally against police violence in New York

Evidence from an autopsy on Sandra Bland, the black woman found hanging dead in a Texas jail days after a traffic stop, supports the coroner’s initial ruling of suicide, a county prosecutor told reporters on Thursday. The preliminary results also found marijuana in Bland’s system, though officials are seeking additional tests to confirm that finding, Waller County Assistant District Attorney Warren Diepraam said. Bland was pulled over on July 10 near Prairie View, Texas, northwest of Houston, for failing to signal a lane change.

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Source:: Yahoo News

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