Brian Encinia

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Texas Trooper Who Stopped Sandra Bland Is Fired

Brian Encinia can still appeal the decision to fire him

(Newser) - A Texas trooper indicted over his arrest of a black woman who was later found dead in jail has been formally fired, three months after his bosses first announced they would do so, state officials said Wednesday. Former Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Brian Encinia can still appeal the... More »

Trooper Who Arrested Sandra Bland Indicted

Brian Encinia faces perjury charge

(Newser) - The grand jury that refused to hand down indictments in the jailhouse death of Sandra Bland has indicted the Texas state trooper who arrested her for a minor traffic infraction. Brian Encinia—who was seen on video telling Bland he would "light her up" —was indicted on perjury... More »

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