There is going to be a bigger push for cops to ‘tone down’ their interactions with public…
That’s a Good thing….
The more imoportant question in this case is …..If she wrote that she was suicidal…..
Why didn’t the jail guards check her more often?
The head of the Texas state police department faced fierce grilling by lawmakers here Thursday over the confrontational behavior of a trooper in the arrest of Sandra Bland, who was found hanged in her Waller County jail cell this month, three days after she was taken into custody after a routine traffic stop.
The hearing by the House County Affairs Committee was the start of a legislative inquiry into Ms. Bland’s arrest and subsequent death, which have attracted international attention and added momentum to a national debate over the treatment of black people by white police officers.
The committee chairman, Garnet Coleman, who like Ms. Bland is black, criticized the Texas Department of Public Safety for what he called a pattern of racial intolerance and described the behavior of the trooper who arrested her, Brian T. Encinia, who is white, as a “catalyst” for Ms. Bland’s death…..