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The Latest: DA says Texas jail death needs 'thorough review,' too soon to call it suicide

  • Geneva Read-Veal, right, and her daughter Sharon Cooper react to a prayer during a memorial service for her other daughter Sandra Bland at Prairie View A&M University, Tuesday, July 21, 2015, in Prairie View, Texas. A newly released dashcam video documents how a routine traffic stop escalated into a shouting confrontation between a Texas state trooper and Bland, which led to her arrest. Bland was found hanging in her jail cell three days after the incident. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

    Geneva Read-Veal, right, and her daughter Sharon Cooper react to a prayer during a memorial service for her other daughter Sandra Bland at Prairie View A&M University, Tuesday, July 21, 2015, in Prairie View, Texas. A newly released dashcam video documents how a routine traffic stop escalated into a shouting confrontation between a Texas state trooper and Bland, which led to her arrest. Bland was found hanging in her jail cell three days after the incident. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)  (The Associated Press)

  • Geneva Read-Veal, center, hugs family members at a memorial service for her daughter Sandra Bland at Prairie View A&M University, Tuesday, July 21, 2015, in Prairie View, Texas. A newly released dashcam video documents how a routine traffic stop escalated into a shouting confrontation between a Texas state trooper and Bland, which led to her arrest. Bland was found hanging in her jail cell three days after the incident. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

    Geneva Read-Veal, center, hugs family members at a memorial service for her daughter Sandra Bland at Prairie View A&M University, Tuesday, July 21, 2015, in Prairie View, Texas. A newly released dashcam video documents how a routine traffic stop escalated into a shouting confrontation between a Texas state trooper and Bland, which led to her arrest. Bland was found hanging in her jail cell three days after the incident. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)  (The Associated Press)

  • Shante Needham, left, and Sharon Cooper comfort one another at a memorial service for their sister Sandra Bland at Prairie View A&M University, Tuesday, July 21, 2015, in Prairie View, Texas. A newly released dashcam video documents how a routine traffic stop escalated into a shouting confrontation between a Texas state trooper and Bland, which led to her arrest. Bland was found hanging in her jail cell three days after the incident. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

    Shante Needham, left, and Sharon Cooper comfort one another at a memorial service for their sister Sandra Bland at Prairie View A&M University, Tuesday, July 21, 2015, in Prairie View, Texas. A newly released dashcam video documents how a routine traffic stop escalated into a shouting confrontation between a Texas state trooper and Bland, which led to her arrest. Bland was found hanging in her jail cell three days after the incident. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)  (The Associated Press)

The latest on the investigation into the recent death of a woman in a Texas jail cell (all times local):

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The prosecutor in a Texas county where authorities say a woman hanged herself in a jail cell is calling for a "thorough review" of the case, saying it's too soon to rule her death a suicide.

Waller County District Attorney Elton Mathis said at a news conference Monday that a Texas Rangers investigation into Sandra Bland's death is "being treated just as it would be in a murder investigation."

He says it's too soon to "make any kind of determination" about whether her death was a suicide.

Bland's family and friends have disputed authorities' contention that she killed herself.

The 28-year-old Naperville, Illinois, woman was arrested July 10 after officials said she became uncooperative during a traffic stop. She was found dead in her cell three days later.

Mathis says the case will go to a grand jury once the investigation is complete.

On Tuesday, dashcam video of Bland's arrest was expected to be released.

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