Sandra Bland will not get justice.
After a Texas grand jury met for eight hours after she died in custody of the Waller County police this past summer, the jury decided that not a single indictment against any officer will be handed down.
In essence, the jury did not believe that any officer used excessive or unnecessary force on Bland during her apprehension nor her stay inside the county jail.
“After reviewing all the evidence in the death of Sandra Bland, a Waller grand jury did not return an indictment in the death of Bland, nor were any indictments returned against any employee of the Waller County Jail,” said Darrell Jordan, a special prosecutor handling the case.
The case is not over, howevrer. The grand jury will reconvene in January to consider other indictments, CNN reports.
Bland, an African-American woman, was found dead in her cell three days after she was arrested for allegedly failing to use her turn signal on July 10. She was 28.
Officials in Waller County, Texas, have said she hanged herself with a plastic bag. Her family and others have questioned that account.
Sandra Bland’s jail death: no indictments against police was originally published on atlantadailyworld.com