Sandra Bland’s family has reached a settlement in their civil lawsuit with the Texas Department of Public Safety will pay $100k and The Waller County jail, meanwhile, will pay the bulk at $1.8 million.
According to ABC
As a condition of the settlement, Bland’s mother, Geneva Reed-Veal, says the Waller County jail must provide emergency nurses for all shifts; use automated electronic sensors to ensure accurate and timely cell checks; and activity seek the passage of additional state funds for for jail intaking, inmate screening, training and additional jail support. Any legislation passed which benefits Waller County must be named in Sandra Bland’s honor, Reed-Veal says.
The family filed their federal wrongful death lawsuit on August 4, 2015, and pushed the U.S. Department of Justice to consider their own investigation.
Brian Encina, the DPS trooper who arrested Bland, was indicted by a grand jury on a misdemeanor perjury charge for allegedly lying about the circumstances of his arrest of Bland last summer. He plead not guilty in May.
That was quick, but it’s not even about the money, she lost her baby and the justice system thinks that they can pay them off with money ? No amount of money will replace the loss her daughter…..