CHICAGO – The family of a black woman who died in a Texas jail last summer says they have no faith in a grand jury that's considering criminal indictments.
Sandra Bland's mother and sisters spoke at a news conference in Chicago Monday, four days after a judge set a 2017 trial date for their wrongful death lawsuit.
Bland's mother, Geneva Reed-Veal, says she wants to see all the evidence and is frustrated by delays.
Attorney Larry Rogers acknowledges grand jury usually meet in secret, but says the process "screams of a cover-up" of events after Bland's arrest. He hasn't been able to examine a Texas Rangers report because it's grand jury evidence.
A medical examiner ruled Bland that hanged herself at the Waller County jail. Bland's family disputes the finding.