A further investigation into the Sandra Bland case raises new questions. For those who do not remember, Sandra Bland was the Chicago woman who died last year in a Texas jail cell. The officer who arrested Bland is now charged with a misdemeanor.
Authorities say that Bland hung herself in her jail cell. They also said that she had marijuana in her system, but her death would be considered a homicide. Bland’s lawyer just recently received a collection of audio interviews with other inmates in custody with Bland.
“I know that the trag…I call it the tragedy you know, it happened on Monday,” one inmate told a detective.
“At any time did you smell marijuana?” the detective asked.
The detective continued to ask only about marijuana continuously.
“The only thing that they asked about was marijuana,” said Cannon Lambert Sr., the Bland family’s attorney. “They didn’t ask about any conflicts with any guards, whether or not she had eaten anything, what her emotional state was. There were so many things they could have and frankly should have asked about, but that they didn’t. When you see this is what they consider to be a full investigation, it is scary.”
Bland’s mother is concerned that her daughter was stonewalled by the authorities in Texas. This is now a federal case.
CBS 2 Chicago called the police authorities in Texas for more information, however they have not received any information back.
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