Arrested Woman Found Dead In Texas Jail Three Days Later

ABC 7 reports that Sandra Bland was found dead in a Texas jail on Monday morning, three days after she was arrested for allegedly assaulting a police officer during a routine traffic stop. An official from the Waller County Sheriff’s Office told BuzzFeed News her death “appears to be a suicide for now,” but her friends and family told ABC 7 they suspect foul play. The official said the autopsy report could “take several more days.” According to family members, the 28-year-old Chicago native was about to begin a new job in Texas. On Friday, Bland was pulled over for improper signaling a lane change, Waller County Sheriff’s Department officials said. She was arrested for “Assault on a Public Servant by a DPS Trooper” and was held at Waller County Jail.