Texas Gov. Abbott: Family 'Deserves Answers'

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says the family of a black motorist who died in a jail cell "deserves answers" and that the Texas Rangers will coordinate with the FBI in investigating her arrest and death.
Abbott said in a statement Wednesday that investigators want to ensure that justice is served in the case of 28-year-old Sandra Bland, who authorities say was found hanging in her Waller County jail cell July 13. She had been arrested three days earlier following a confrontation with a white officer who had pulled her over for a minor traffic infraction.
Abbott also expressed condolences to Bland's family.
Bland's arrest and death has generated heavy criticism. Her family has said she was looking forward to starting a new job northwest of Houston and wouldn't contemplate suicide.



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