The family of Sandra Bland, the Illinois woman found hanging in a Texas jail cell in July, filed a wrongful death lawsuit last week against a Texas trooper, a sheriff’s office and her jailers, accusing them of being responsible for the woman’s apparent suicide.
The suit, filed in a federal court in Houston, said officials violated Bland’s constitutional rights. The family is seeking financial compensation.
Bland, a 28-year-old African-American, was pulled over in her vehicle last month by a white state trooper for failing to signal a lane change in Prairie View, Texas.
When Bland’s body was discovered in her jail cell three days later in an apparent hanging, suspicions of racist treatment arose, further fueling criticism of policing amid a number of recent incidents involving the treatment of minorities by police across the country.
At the Law Offices of Aaron Allison, we have been helping families get justice in wrongful death cases since 1978. Our law firm is committed to providing knowledgeable and effective legal counsel to families who are suddenly having to cope with the loss of a family member.
Our careful attention to the facts of the case and understanding of the wrongful death statute can make the difference for your family. We will help you move forward from this unimaginably difficult time. Contact our Austin wrongful death attorney online to set up a free consultation about your case. We can let you know if you have a chance of receiving compensation for your loss.
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