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Extended Conversation: Sandra Bland’s Sister Discusses Family & Lawsuit

News 88.7’s Syeda Hasan sat down with Sandra Bland’s sister, Sharon Cooper, to discuss how the family is coping and what prompted them to file suit.

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Sandra Bland
Sandra Bland, who was found dead at the Waller County Jail on July 13. Image from Bland’s social media account

 

On Tuesday, the family of Sandra Bland filed a federal lawsuit against the Texas Department of Public Safety, the state trooper, two jailers and the Waller County Jail in connection with Bland’s death while in jail custody following her July 10 arrest.

Bland’s family say they still haven’t received enough answers about her death and autopsy.

News 88.7’s Syeda Hasan sat down with Bland’s sister, Sharon Cooper, to discuss the lawsuit. 

 

Houston Matters Wednesday

What are the implications of this lawsuit, and how has this incident played out for law enforcement? Houston Matters talks with former police and corrections officer, Dr. Melissa Hamilton, who is also a visiting criminal law scholar at the University of Houston Law Center.

They also discuss a public forum on police accountability held Aug. 4 at Texas Southern University with Sarah Guidry from TSU’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law.

 

MORE:

Read the Full Lawsuit (News 88.7, Aug. 4, 2015)

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