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.
Former congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. was sentenced to 30 months in prison for misuse of about $750,000 in campaign funds. His wife, Sandi, was given a 12-month sentence for filing false tax returns.