Sandra Bland's Mom Sues Trooper Who Arrested Her

Among others...
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 4, 2015 10:07 AM CDT

(Newser) Sandra Bland's family has decided to sue. Bland's mother today filed a federal wrongful death suit against the Texas Department of Public Safety trooper who arrested her daughter, among others, reports the Houston Chronicle. Geneva Reed-Veal names the department itself; Waller County Sheriff's Office employees Elsa Magnus and Oscar Prudente (both screening officers at the jail Bland was taken to); that office; and Waller County itself as defendants. The 46-page complaint asks for a jury trial and unspecified monetary damages. How the AP frames the suit: "Attorney Cannon Lambert says Sandra Bland's family filed the lawsuit Tuesday seeking answers the family hasn't gotten." (Read more Sandra Bland stories.)

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