A Grand Jury Declined To Indict Any Jail Employees In The Death Of Sandra Bland
After hearing eight hours of evidence in the case of Sandra Bland, a grand jury in Waller Count, Texas, has declined to indict any county jail employees in connection with her death. According to news affiliate KTRK, the jury met with 5 different special prosecutors and reached their decision Monday night.
Not a single person involved in this case will be indicted on criminal charges, but the court will reconvene in January to discuss “other matters pertaining to the case.” Special prosecutor Darell Jordan clarified:
“There are other issues that the grand jury is still considering and they will take up those issues when we return next month. As for what happened, the details, of course those are all secret and we cannot discuss those.”
Sandra Bland was pulled over for a traffic stop in Waller County in July. Three days later, she was found dead in her cell. Her death was ruled a suicide. Bland’s mother, Geneva Rand-Veal, told KPRC 2 News, “Right now, the biggest problem for me is the entire process. I simply can’t have faith in a system that’s not inclusive of my family that’s supposed to have the investigation.”