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DPS: Sandra Bland Video Wasn’t Doctored

DPS spokesman Tom Vinger said in a statement that the video of Sandra Bland’s traffic stop, which appears to skip at certain points, “has not been edited.”

Screen shot of video of Sandra exiting car
Screenshot from Department of Public Safety dash cam video shows Sandra Bland as she exits her car after DPS officer Brian Encinia has drawn his taser on July 10, 2015.

The Texas Department of Public Safety has rebuffed suggestions that the dashboard camera video of a young African American woman who later died in police custody was doctored.

DPS spokesman Tom Vinger said in a statement that the video of Sandra Bland’s traffic stop, which appears to skip at certain points, “has not been edited.”

 

Previous video


This version begins at the start of the confrontation, not the first exchange. 

 

“To eliminate any concerns as to the efficacy of the video, DPS previously requested the FBI examine the dash cam and jail video to ensure the integrity of the video,” he wrote. “The entire video was uploaded to include the audio and video of the conversation the trooper had by telephone with his sergeant, which occurred after the arrest. Some of the video that occurred during this conversation was affected in the upload and is being addressed. We are working to repost the dash cam video. “

 

Here’s the new version, published around noon on Wednesday.

This article originally appeared in The Texas Tribune at http://www.texastribune.org/2015/07/22/dps-sandra-bland-video-wasnt-doctored/.

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