The Waller County jail is not liable for the death of Sandra Bland in a cell back in June 2013, their attorneys say. Therefore, officials want a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Bland's family against the jail to be dropped. Waller County officials continue to stand by their claim that Bland's death was a suicide in a 39-page document they filed to a federal judge on Veteran's Day.
Sandra Bland, a 28-year-old African-American woman, was supposed to begin a new job this week. Instead, she was found dead in a jail cell in Waller County, Texas, Monday morning. Her family is calling the incident foul play and demanding answers in her death while police are saying Bland's death was "self-inflicted asphyxiation."