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State officials dispute withholding of Sandra Bland cellphone video

Samantha KettererMay 24, 2019

State officials disputed on Friday that they withheld newly released cellphone video of the arrest of Sandra Bland, a black woman who died in a Waller County jail cell several days after the escalation of a traffic stop.

Leaders from the Texas Department of Public Safety and Texas Attorney General’s Office avowed during a Texas House committee meeting that Waller County turned the video over to attorneys representing Bland’s family during a civil litigation discovery process.

Nichole Bunker Henderson, associate deputy attorney general for civil litigation of the state district attorney’s office, said that what was provided to the attorneys didn’t have a clear table of contents.

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