Everything You Need to Know About the Sandra Bland Case

Prairie View will rename a street after Sandra Bland.

Street in Prairie View To Be Named After Sandra Bland - Prairie View, Texas, will remember the life of Sandra Bland by renaming University Drive to Sandy Bland Parkway, the Houston Public Media reports. The street leads into Prairie View A&M University, and Bland was an alumni of the HBCU. The city council voted in favor of the change Wednesday that will officially take place in October. Read more about Sandra Bland's case.  ? Natelege Whaley (@Natelege_)    (Photo: Sandra Bland via Facebook)

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Street in Prairie View To Be Named After Sandra Bland - Prairie View, Texas, will remember the life of Sandra Bland by renaming University Drive to Sandy Bland Parkway, the Houston Public Media reports. The street leads into Prairie View A&M University, and Bland was an alumni of the HBCU. The city council voted in favor of the change Wednesday that will officially take place in October. Read more about Sandra Bland's case.  — Natelege Whaley (@Natelege_) (Photo: Sandra Bland via Facebook)

Trooper Encinia Has a Warning on His Record - Trooper Brian Encinia had only just joined Highway Patrol in June 2015, and had been with the deaprtment for a little more than a year, when he pulled over Sandra Bland. According to the AP, his personnel file showed he generally responded well to stress and at one point was warned for "unprofessional behavior," though it's not clear why.(Photo: iStock / Getty Images Plus)

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Trooper Encinia Has a Warning on His Record - Trooper Brian Encinia had only just joined Highway Patrol in June 2015, and had been with the deaprtment for a little more than a year, when he pulled over Sandra Bland. According to the AP, his personnel file showed he generally responded well to stress and at one point was warned for "unprofessional behavior," though it's not clear why.(Photo: iStock / Getty Images Plus)

Sandra Bland Mural Defaced, Activists Repair Damage - A beautiful mural of Sandra Bland was vandalized last night in Ottawa, Ontario, the capital of Canada. Someone painted "All Lives Matter" on the artwork painted by graffiti artists Allan Andre and Kalkidan Assefe. A group of activists did their best to repair the damage overnight, according to tweets from @Kmiller220.(Photo: Carling via Twitter)

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Sandra Bland Mural Defaced, Activists Repair Damage - A beautiful mural of Sandra Bland was vandalized last night in Ottawa, Ontario, the capital of Canada. Someone painted "All Lives Matter" on the artwork painted by graffiti artists Allan Andre and Kalkidan Assefe. A group of activists did their best to repair the damage overnight, according to tweets from @Kmiller220.(Photo: Carling via Twitter)

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Outside Attorneys to Investigate Sandra Bland's Death - The District Attorney of Waller County announced that Lewis White and Darrell Jordan, outside attorneys, have been assigned to Bland's case. "There are many lingering questions regarding the death of Sandra Bland, and I've asked Mr. White and Mr. Jordan to assist me in asking those hard questions and making sure they are answered in a timely and appropriate manner as the evidence takes shape and is presented to my office," Waller County DA Elton Mathis said at a Monday (July 27) press conference. Last week, Texas officials released the autopsy report for Sandra Bland. The 11-page report confirms findings detailed on Thursday (July 23) by Waller County officials. The investigation states that the 28-year-old committed suicide by hanging. (Photo: Courtesy of Bland family/AP Photo)

Bland's Sister Says Family Has Not Seen Autopsy Report - Sharon Cooper, the sister of Sandra Bland, told Democracy Now that she can not speak on the latest reports supporting the claim that Bland committed suicide, because her family has not seen the documents themselves. "Unfortunately, we have not received a copy of their completed autopsy or any type of the preliminary report. Everything that we?ve received to this point has been through the media, so I still feel very misinformed," Cooper said. (Photo: Democracy Now!)

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Bland's Sister Says Family Has Not Seen Autopsy Report - Sharon Cooper, the sister of Sandra Bland, told Democracy Now that she can not speak on the latest reports supporting the claim that Bland committed suicide, because her family has not seen the documents themselves. "Unfortunately, we have not received a copy of their completed autopsy or any type of the preliminary report. Everything that we’ve received to this point has been through the media, so I still feel very misinformed," Cooper said. (Photo: Democracy Now!)

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Woman Jailed With Sandra Bland Speaks Out - A woman who was jailed at the same time as Sandra Bland spoke out to  ABC 13 in Houston. Alexandria Pyle said she believes that Bland committed suicide and that the officers were not involved. "She was crying, and I could barely understand her," Pyle said. "I was like, 'It's OK, don't cry. It can't rain all the time, it will be alright.'"(Photo: KTRK-TV/ABC 13, Houston Local News)

Depression Narrative Continues - Documents detailing Bland's state after she was booked at the Waller County Jail were released Wednesday and there appears to confusion about whether Sandra Bland mentioned being depressed to officers after she was booked at the Waller County jail. One jailer wrote that she had been and another wrote she had not mentioned being depressed, but that she was upset about being arrested, AP reports.  (Photo: AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

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Depression Narrative Continues - Documents detailing Bland's state after she was booked at the Waller County Jail were released Wednesday and there appears to confusion about whether Sandra Bland mentioned being depressed to officers after she was booked at the Waller County jail. One jailer wrote that she had been and another wrote she had not mentioned being depressed, but that she was upset about being arrested, AP reports. (Photo: AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

Documents Tell Different Stories - Moreover, a handwritten document that was reportedly filled out for Bland stated she previously had a miscarriage and that she had attempted suicide in 2015. A document filled out by another jailer wrote that she attempted to kill herself in 2014. An autopsy also reported that Bland had cutting scars on her arm, according to Waller County District Attorney Elton Mathis.   (Photo: AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

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Documents Tell Different Stories - Moreover, a handwritten document that was reportedly filled out for Bland stated she previously had a miscarriage and that she had attempted suicide in 2015. A document filled out by another jailer wrote that she attempted to kill herself in 2014. An autopsy also reported that Bland had cutting scars on her arm, according to Waller County District Attorney Elton Mathis. (Photo: AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

Did Bland Have Epilepsy? - On a document questionnaire, jailers noted that Bland had been taking medication for epilepsy. But Bland had circled "no" when asked on a separate document if she was taking medication. The family attorney said they they were not aware that Bland was being treated for epilepsy, according to AP.  (Photo: AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

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Did Bland Have Epilepsy? - On a document questionnaire, jailers noted that Bland had been taking medication for epilepsy. But Bland had circled "no" when asked on a separate document if she was taking medication. The family attorney said they they were not aware that Bland was being treated for epilepsy, according to AP. (Photo: AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

Bland Expresses Frustration With Police Encounter in Voicemail - A voicemail Bland left for a friend during a call from jail showed Bland was frustrated about her encounter with the police and how it escalated. "I'm still at a loss of words honestly about this whole process," she said in the recording. "How did switching lanes with no signal turn into all of this?"  (Photo: Via Facebook)

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Bland Expresses Frustration With Police Encounter in Voicemail - A voicemail Bland left for a friend during a call from jail showed Bland was frustrated about her encounter with the police and how it escalated. "I'm still at a loss of words honestly about this whole process," she said in the recording. "How did switching lanes with no signal turn into all of this?" (Photo: Via Facebook)

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Twitter: Was Bland Alive in Her Mugshot? - Amid the inconsistent information provided by the Waller County police, some are speculating whether Bland was alive while she was taking her mugshot. Some tweeted that it appears that Bland is lying down on the ground while the photo is being taken.  (Waller County Sheriff?s Office, via AP)

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Twitter: Was Bland Alive in Her Mugshot? - Amid the inconsistent information provided by the Waller County police, some are speculating whether Bland was alive while she was taking her mugshot. Some tweeted that it appears that Bland is lying down on the ground while the photo is being taken. (Waller County Sheriff’s Office, via AP)

Funeral Arrangements Being Made for Sandra Bland - Sandra Bland's funeral will be Saturday morning near Chicago. Her body has been transported to Chicago and her family is in the process of planning the arrangements. Meanwhile, Bland's friend LaVaughn Mosley and former justice of the peace of Waller County DeWayne Charleston are calling for Sheriff Glenn Smith to step down, according to the Associated Press.   (Photo: AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

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Funeral Arrangements Being Made for Sandra Bland - Sandra Bland's funeral will be Saturday morning near Chicago. Her body has been transported to Chicago and her family is in the process of planning the arrangements. Meanwhile, Bland's friend LaVaughn Mosley and former justice of the peace of Waller County DeWayne Charleston are calling for Sheriff Glenn Smith to step down, according to the Associated Press.  (Photo: AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

More Outrage Over Dashcam Video - Outrage is growing after the Waller County, Texas, police released a dashcam video of State trooper Brian Encinia threatening to drag Sandra Bland from her vehicle. "I will light you up!" he told Bland after she refused to leave her vehicle upon his request. The officer reportedly asked Bland to put out her cigarette, but she refused. Trooper Brian Encinia is currently on administrative leave.(Photo: Texas Department of Public Safety via AP)

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More Outrage Over Dashcam Video - Outrage is growing after the Waller County, Texas, police released a dashcam video of State trooper Brian Encinia threatening to drag Sandra Bland from her vehicle. "I will light you up!" he told Bland after she refused to leave her vehicle upon his request. The officer reportedly asked Bland to put out her cigarette, but she refused. Trooper Brian Encinia is currently on administrative leave.(Photo: Texas Department of Public Safety via AP)

What Happened Off Camera? - At one point in the video, after Bland steps out the car, she is told to go to the side of the road. A confrontation occurs off camera, but the audio can still be heard. Bland complained that the trooper pushed her head into the ground. Film director Ava DuVernay tweeted Tuesday that the video appeared to be doctored. "Glitches. Motions sensors. Clouds. Reasons from those who say #SandraBland vid is pristine. Doesn't explain loops + audio cuts. But um ok," wrote DuVernay.(Photo: Texas Department of Public Safety via AP)

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What Happened Off Camera? - At one point in the video, after Bland steps out the car, she is told to go to the side of the road. A confrontation occurs off camera, but the audio can still be heard. Bland complained that the trooper pushed her head into the ground. Film director Ava DuVernay tweeted Tuesday that the video appeared to be doctored. "Glitches. Motions sensors. Clouds. Reasons from those who say #SandraBland vid is pristine. Doesn't explain loops + audio cuts. But um ok," wrote DuVernay.(Photo: Texas Department of Public Safety via AP)

Mother of Bland Remains Heartbroken - Bland's sisters Shante Needham, left, and Sharon Cooper continue to grieve their sister's death at a memorial service that took place at Prairie View A&M University. Her mother, Geneva Reed-Veal, spoke at the service. "I have a baby to put in the ground," Reed-Veal said. "Once I put this baby in the ground," said Bland's mother, "I'm ready...this means war."(Photo: AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

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Mother of Bland Remains Heartbroken - Bland's sisters Shante Needham, left, and Sharon Cooper continue to grieve their sister's death at a memorial service that took place at Prairie View A&M University. Her mother, Geneva Reed-Veal, spoke at the service. "I have a baby to put in the ground," Reed-Veal said. "Once I put this baby in the ground," said Bland's mother, "I'm ready...this means war."(Photo: AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

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What Happened to Sandra Bland? - Sandra Bland, a 28-year-old African-American woman, was supposed to begin a new job in July. Instead, on Monday (July 13) morning she was found dead in a jail cell in Waller County, Texas. Her arrest and death has sparked national outcry for answers after police reported that Bland committed suicide. Her family is calling the incident foul play. "This investigation is still being treated just as it would be a murder investigation," Waller County District Attorney Elton Mathis said.  (Photo: Facebook Via Sandra Bland)

The Morning of Her Death - At 7 a.m., a jail guard confirmed that Bland was alive after confirming monthly rounds. But around 9 a.m. she was found unresponsive. An autopsy conducted by Waller County officials said Bland hanged herself using a plastic bag attached to a partition in her cell, according to Waller County District Attorney Elton Mathis. Authorities also claim that no one went in or out of her cell until she was found unresponsive.(Photo: Waller County Sheriff's Department via AP)

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The Morning of Her Death - At 7 a.m., a jail guard confirmed that Bland was alive after confirming monthly rounds. But around 9 a.m. she was found unresponsive. An autopsy conducted by Waller County officials said Bland hanged herself using a plastic bag attached to a partition in her cell, according to Waller County District Attorney Elton Mathis. Authorities also claim that no one went in or out of her cell until she was found unresponsive.(Photo: Waller County Sheriff's Department via AP)

Brutal Arrest - On Friday July 10, police stopped Bland in traffic for allegedly signaling a lane change improperly. When Bland was pulled over by a state trooper, she allegedly was uncooperative and kicked an officer, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. A video captured by a bystander shows police using excessive force to arrest her.  (Photo: Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle via AP)

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Brutal Arrest - On Friday July 10, police stopped Bland in traffic for allegedly signaling a lane change improperly. When Bland was pulled over by a state trooper, she allegedly was uncooperative and kicked an officer, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. A video captured by a bystander shows police using excessive force to arrest her. (Photo: Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle via AP)

The Investigation - Currently the FBI is involved in the investigation of Bland’s death. Supporters of Bland’s family have concerns about the integrity of the investigation. Supporters launched a Change.org petition calling for authorities outside of Waller County and the state of Texas to conduct an independent autopsy to guarantee the truth is told in Bland's death.   (Photo: Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle via AP)

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The Investigation - Currently the FBI is involved in the investigation of Bland’s death. Supporters of Bland’s family have concerns about the integrity of the investigation. Supporters launched a Change.org petition calling for authorities outside of Waller County and the state of Texas to conduct an independent autopsy to guarantee the truth is told in Bland's death. (Photo: Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle via AP)

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#IfIDieInPoliceCustody Shows Sad Reality - Sandra Bland had so much to look forward to, so why would she take her own life? The police?s claim that Bland took her own life sparked the Twitter hashtag, #IFIDieInPoliceCustody. Many do not trust the investigation being carried out by the Texas rangers and want an independent autopsy done. Bland?s mysterious death has been compared to Freddie Gray and Natasha McKenna.(Photo: Jon Shapley/Houston Chronicle via AP)

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#IfIDieInPoliceCustody Shows Sad Reality - Sandra Bland had so much to look forward to, so why would she take her own life? The police’s claim that Bland took her own life sparked the Twitter hashtag, #IFIDieInPoliceCustody. Many do not trust the investigation being carried out by the Texas rangers and want an independent autopsy done. Bland’s mysterious death has been compared to Freddie Gray and Natasha McKenna.(Photo: Jon Shapley/Houston Chronicle via AP)

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Family Speaks Out - In a press conference Thursday (July 16), her family spoke out on her behalf, criticizing the police department's claim that her death was self-inflicted. Shante Needman, Bland's sister, said that Bland "seemed to be in pain," reports the Associated Press. "She really felt that her arm had been fractured," Needham continued. "I told her I would work on getting her out." (Photo: Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle via AP)

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Family Speaks Out - In a press conference Thursday (July 16), her family spoke out on her behalf, criticizing the police department's claim that her death was self-inflicted. Shante Needman, Bland's sister, said that Bland "seemed to be in pain," reports the Associated Press. "She really felt that her arm had been fractured," Needham continued. "I told her I would work on getting her out." (Photo: Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Vigil Remembering Sandra Bland - Lanitra Dean and Carlesha Harrison, two of Bland's friends, mourned together during a vigil held at Prairie View A&M University, Sunday, July 19, 2015.(Photo: Jon Shapley/Houston Chronicle via AP)

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Vigil Remembering Sandra Bland - Lanitra Dean and Carlesha Harrison, two of Bland's friends, mourned together during a vigil held at Prairie View A&M University, Sunday, July 19, 2015.(Photo: Jon Shapley/Houston Chronicle via AP)

#BlackLivesMatter - An activist known as Olinka Green spoke to community members during a rally Friday, July 17 to bring awareness to Sandra Bland's case.(Photo: Louis DeLuca/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

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#BlackLivesMatter - An activist known as Olinka Green spoke to community members during a rally Friday, July 17 to bring awareness to Sandra Bland's case.(Photo: Louis DeLuca/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

#SandySpeaks - Vanessa Myers, a protester, wears tape on her mouth with the label #SandySpeaks, the name of a video series that she created in response to social injustices.(Photo: Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle via AP)

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#SandySpeaks - Vanessa Myers, a protester, wears tape on her mouth with the label #SandySpeaks, the name of a video series that she created in response to social injustices.(Photo: Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Circle of Prayer - (Photo: Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle via AP)

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Circle of Prayer - (Photo: Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle via AP)

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