September 15, 2016
Yes, the family of Sandra Bland — an African-American woman who Texas police claimed committed suicide while in their custody — just reached a settlement of $1.9 million for a wrongful death case but before you think it’s just about money, Roland breaks down three MAJOR changes to jail procedures.
If you missed it, here’s what the settlement changed:
1. A nurse will be on-hand at all times at the jail.
2. The use of electronic wands to avoid falsification of records.
3. On-going education for the jail screening process.
Had these efforts been in place when Bland was jailed over an illegal turn, her story may have turned out very differently.
TELL US: Are you satisfied with the settlement? What else would you like to see happen with it?