Texas authorities are taking a close look into the death of a female inmate. Sandra Bland was found dead in her cell on Monday. The sheriff’s office said the 28-year-old died of self-inflicted asphyxiation.
However, the woman’s family says that seems suspicious.
Waller County Judge Trey Duhon says officials will investigate.
“I just want to state, first and foremost, on behalf of the Waller County Commissioners Court, we do want to express our extreme condolences to the family of Ms. Bland. It is a very sad and tragic event and I have every confidence, based on the meeting I had this afternoon with Waller County District Attorney Elton Mathis and Sheriff Smith, members of the Texas Rangers, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation that the investigation into this will be thorough. it will transparent and it will done in a manner that answers all the questions. Because I know when someone passes away in this manner, it raises more questions than it probably solves.”
Bland was arrested last week, for assaulting a public servant.
At the time, she was days away from starting a new job at Prairie View A&M University.