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Sandra Bland’s Family Settles Civil Suit for $1.9M

Sep 15, 2016

nbcchicago.comThe family of Sandra Bland, who was found dead in a Texas jail after a routine traffic stop last year, has reached a $1.9 million settlement with Waller County Sheriff’s Office, family attorney Cannon Lambert confirmed to NBC News.

The settlement also includes changes to jail procedures. The Waller County Sheriff’s Office has agreed to install automated sensors to assure accurate and timely cell checks at the jail and staff an on-duty nurse around-the-clock, attorney Cannon Lambert told NBC News.

Bland, a 28-year-old African American woman from suburban Chicago, was found hanging in her jail cell in…

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