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.
In this week’s address, President Obama commemorated Memorial Day by honoring the brave men and women in uniform who have given their lives in service to our country. As we stand with our veterans and military families this weekend, the president underscored our commitment to uphold our nation’s sacred trust with our veterans and ensure they get the benefits and opportunities they deserve and have earned.