Sandra Bland

Sandra Bland was a was a 28-year-old woman who suffered from depression when she was found hanged in a jail cell in Waller County, Texas. On July 10, 2015, she was arrested for a traffic stop when a police officer insisted that she put out her cigarette. When she asked why, the office escalated the situation and dragged her out of her car and arrested her. Three days later, she was found dead, with her death ruled a suicide. It was later found that the jail did not follow proper policies for protecting inmates with mental health issues. The family reached a settlement for wrongful death with the jail for $1.9 million.

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