Hung In Her Jail Cell
Sandra Bland was a 28-year-old woman from Chicago who was in Prairie View,Texas interviewing for jobs. On July 10, 2015, she was stopped by Officer Brian Encinia for not signaling during a lane change. The encounter escalated quickly, with Encinia ultimately throwing Bland to the ground and arresting her for "assaulting a public servant." Due to the violent nature of the charge, Bland was put in a solitary cell away from other inmates.