Tag: Sandra Bland

Ex-Oklahoma Cop Who Victimized Black Women Gets 263 Years in Prison

By Sheryl Estrada Daniel Holtzclaw, a former Oklahoma City police officer, wassentenced to 263 consecutive years in prison on Thursday for rape, sexual assault and other crimes against Black women. From December 2013 to June 2014,Holtzclaw preyed onBlack women hebelieved to have criminal histories. The women alsoall live in one…

Family of Man Shot in Head By Cop Receives $4.85 Million Settlement

The University of Cincinnati will pay $4.85 million to the family of Samuel DuBose, a Black man who was shot in the head by one of the school’s police officers last summer. The school also agreed to provide free undergraduate tuition for DuBose’s 12 children. “[The DuBose family] lost somebody…

No Indictments in Death of Sandra Bland

After meeting for close to 11 hours on Monday, a grand jury in Texas late last night announcedthat no indictments will be made in connection with the death of Sandra Bland, who died while in police custody this past July. The grand jury will meet again next month in order…

More Racial Profiling in Texas: Councilman Tasered, Arrested

By Sheryl Estrada Prairie View Councilman Jonathan Miller. UPDATE:Jan. 25, 2016 A grand jury has indicted Prairie View officer Michael Kelley after he used a stun gun on a City Council member Jonathan Miller. Following the incident, which occurred in October, Miller was charged with resisting arrest and interference with…

3 of 4 Dead in Jail Never Convicted of a Crime

The mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of Sandra Bland have raised questions about deaths of people in jail. And according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, three out of four of those who die while in custody in local jails have not even been convicted of a crime. This has…

Dash Cam Footage Shows Excessive Force in Sandra Bland's Arrest

Sandra Bland’s death is now being looked at as a possible murder, according to Waller County District Attorney Elton Mathis. While the initial autopsy report ruled the death as a suicide by hanging with a plastic bag, Mathis said the murder investigation will go to the grand jury in August….