WATCH ABOVE: Compare eyewitness cellphone footage of Sandra Bland’s arrest to dashcam video released by the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Family and supporters of Sandra Bland have questioned how the 28-year-old died in a Texas jail cell, three days after being arrested during a routine traffic stop.
But the release of police dashcam video of the July 10 arrest in the city of Prairie View, has brought to light how the situation escalated from Bland being pulled over for failing to signal a lane change to her being pinned down on the ground and taken into custody.
According to police in Waller County, Bland took her own life on July 13 — saying she hanged herself in the cell with a plastic bag — but her death is being investigated by federal authorities to determine whether that was indeed the case.
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