HOUSTON – A Texas attorney general says the state's investigation of a woman's arrest following a traffic stop earlier this summer and her subsequent death in a jail cell three days later should be finished "within the next few days."
Assistant Attorney General Seth Byron Dennis told a federal judge Tuesday in Houston that prosecutors could submit findings of the Texas Rangers' investigation of the arrest of Sandra Bland to a Waller County grand jury "probably mid- to late October" to determine if criminal charges are warranted.
The disclosure came at a federal court hearing on a wrongful-death lawsuit filed by Bland's mother.
A medical examiner has ruled Bland hanged herself July 13 at the Waller County jail about 50 miles northwest of Houston. Her relatives and supporters dispute that finding.