This video from the USA says about itself:
Sandra Bland’s Sister Responds to Suicide Allegations, Lawyer Says Waller County Withholding Details
24 July 2015
Law enforcement officials in Waller County, Texas, have concluded that the cause of Sandra Bland’s death in police custody was suicide. But Bland’s family and friends dispute claims she was suicidal, and say there is no evidence she previously tried to kill herself before her traffic stop escalated into an arrest.
We are joined by Sharon Cooper, who is Sandra Bland’s sister. Also with us is Cannon Lambert, the attorney representing Sandra Bland’s family. He says authorities have given the family only “piecemeal information” from the autopsy they conducted, and disputes the relevance of tests showing marijuana in her system. Cooper says Bland should be remembered as “someone who was unapologetically confident — and that’s OK in today’s world — somebody who was assertive, and somebody who truly stood for what she believed in.”
From KHOU.com in Texas, USA:
Family of Sandra Bland filing federal lawsuit
Adam Bennett & KHOU.com Staff 5:24 a.m. CDT August 4, 2015
HOUSTON – An attorney representing Sandra Bland’s family will file a lawsuit at the federal courthouse in downtown Houston on Tuesday, the attorney’s office says.
The lawsuit will be filed against Trooper Brian Encinia “and others responsible for the death of Sandra Bland,” the office stated in a press release overnight.
Encinia arrested Bland on July 10 in Waller County. She was later found dead in a jail cell in Hempstead on July 13. Officials say she used a plastic bag to hang herself.
Many of Bland’s family, friends and others on social media worldwide have questioned that explanation.
The 28-year-old was arrested her for allegedly kicking Encinia during a traffic stop near Prairie View A&M. Dashcam video does not make clear whether or not that happened, but does show the encounter quickly escalating after Encinia tells Bland to put out her cigarette.
The trooper was put on desk duty for violating procedures during the stop. …
On Tuesday night, Texas Southern University is also continuing that conversation. They’ll be holding a forum with community organizations and leaders to come up with more ways to hold law enforcement accountable and try to prevent another situation like Bland’s from happening again.
Across US, Activists Shine Light On Sandra Bland’s Mysterious Death: here.
This 31 July 2015 video from the USA is called Community Demanding US Attorney Investigate the Death of Raynette Turner.
From the Philadelphia Tribune in the USA:
5th Black woman dies in police custody in July
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 12:00 am
Courtney Jacobs, AFRO Staff Writer
A New York mother of eight is the fifth Black woman to die while in police custody in the month of July.
Raynette Turner, 43, died in a Westchester County jail cell after being arrested for allegedly stealing crab legs at a wholesale food store.
Turner was arrested July 25 on the petty larceny charge and was set to be arraigned on July 27. However, the previous evening, she complained about not feeling well and was taken to the hospital by ambulance. Turner was diagnosed with high blood pressure.
The next day, the defendant’s husband, Herman Turner sat at Mount Vernon City Court patiently awaiting her appearance for the arraignment. She never made it, however, dying just two hours before her 4 p.m. arraignment.
Turner’s family was not notified of her death until the following morning when police detectives told them at their house.
“I want somebody’s head to roll on this,” Herman Turner told The Journal News. “I am not going to rest until I get some type of justice for my wife. That’s the bottom line.
“No one said anything to me about my wife was downstairs, dead, they just let me sit in the courtroom all day long, waiting for her to come and be seen by the judge,” he added. “I’m angry, very angry. Somebody needs to pay. Somebody really needs to pay for this. I’m sorry, I’m not going to let this rest.”
Turner’s autopsy is still currently pending for the cause of her death.
The case has drawn attention in social media and elsewhere, coming in the wake of the well-publicized deaths of four other Black women in police custody …