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USA: Footage of Sandra Bland's 'aggressive' arrest released by DPS

United States, Prairie View, Texas
July 22, 2015 at 05:11 GMT +00:00 · Published

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) released footage of the moment Sandra Bland was arrested on Tuesday, as an investigation into her death continues. The footage was shot on July 10, 2015, and shows the video recorded from the police's dash camera video.

"DPS has been working closely with the family of Ms. Bland during this investigation, and the department extends our sincere condolences for their tragic loss,” said DPS Director Steven McCraw. “It is important that her family has confidence in the efficacy of this investigation, which is why the Waller County Sheriff’s Office and District Attorney originally requested investigative assistance from the Texas Rangers; and it is also why DPS requested the FBI assist in this investigation.”

Trooper Brian Encinia, who conducted the stop, has been assigned administrative duties until the investigation is complete.

Protesters have been gathering outside Waller county jail since Bland's death on July 13. Originally ruled a suicide, it is alleged that she was found hanging in her cell three days after she was arrested over a minor traffic incident.

The family of Bland, who was an anti-racist activist, say she was in positive spirits prior to her death after landing a job at a local university.

Footage courtesy of: Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)

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The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) released footage of the moment Sandra Bland was arrested on Tuesday, as an investigation into her death continues. The footage was shot on July 10, 2015, and shows the video recorded from the police's dash camera video.

"DPS has been working closely with the family of Ms. Bland during this investigation, and the department extends our sincere condolences for their tragic loss,” said DPS Director Steven McCraw. “It is important that her family has confidence in the efficacy of this investigation, which is why the Waller County Sheriff’s Office and District Attorney originally requested investigative assistance from the Texas Rangers; and it is also why DPS requested the FBI assist in this investigation.”

Trooper Brian Encinia, who conducted the stop, has been assigned administrative duties until the investigation is complete.

Protesters have been gathering outside Waller county jail since Bland's death on July 13. Originally ruled a suicide, it is alleged that she was found hanging in her cell three days after she was arrested over a minor traffic incident.

The family of Bland, who was an anti-racist activist, say she was in positive spirits prior to her death after landing a job at a local university.

Footage courtesy of: Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)

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