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Sandra Bland's Family Gets 1.9M$ In Settlement

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How is it the Police station and department can settle but not admit a role in her death? I still can't understand why she would kill herself in such a way over a traffic ticket. It just doesn't make sense.
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How is it the Police station and department can settle but not admit a role in her death? I still can't understand why she would kill herself in such a way over a traffic ticket. It just doesn't make sense.
This part always made my head spin also. If there is no guilt and she killed herself where is the settlement coming from. Most police departments are barely getting by and they settle out and no one was punished. Sounds like guilty conscious to me what do you think? Also what about people who are found innocent and then found guilty in civil court what is that all about?
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Cannon Lambert, attorney for Bland's family, just told Eyewitness News the wrongful death lawsuit was settled for $1.9 million. The settlement with the Texas Department of Public Safety was capped by state statutes. The agency will pay $100,000.
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I wonder how much of the $1.9M will be chewed up by legal fees. Was the case even necessary considering she took her own life.
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In addition to settling the civil suit, the Waller County Sheriff’s Office has agreed to install automated sensors to assure accurate and timely cell checks at the jail and staff an on-duty nurse around-the-clock, attorney Cannon Lambert.
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According to reports, the family of Sandra Bland has reached a $1.9 million settlement with Texas state authorities. The family's lawyer confirmed the settlement. For those who are unaware, Sandra Bland was a young black woman who in July 2015 was arrested by Texas police after a traffic stop and placed in a holding cell where she ended up dead by allegedly committing suicide by asphyxiation with a plastic garbage bag.
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Nothing can replace the loss of a loved one. The money will always remind you of them.
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"I'm going to show up. I'm going to speak. I'm going to attend town halls. I'm going to speak with moms. I'm going to speak with legislators. I'm on fire to do that right now. That's the next piece of the journey," Reed-Veal said.
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Cannon Lambert, the lawyer representing Bland's family, told ABC-owned station WLS in Chicago today that a $1.9 million settlement was reached in the family's civil suit against the Texas Department of Public Safety; Waller County, Texas; and some county employees including two former jailers.
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This part always made my head spin also. If there is no guilt and she killed herself where is the settlement coming from. Most police departments are barely getting by and they settle out and no one was punished. Sounds like guilty conscious to me what do you think? Also what about people who are found innocent and then found guilty in civil court what is that all about?
the burden of proof in a civil suit is lower. That is why civil cases help families who believe the justice system failed them.
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Now that the money has changed hands I am guessing we will never know the truth.
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How could anyone look at cases like Sandra Bland and Terence Crutcher and not see a problem? The evidence is too strong to deny.

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