No indictments of Waller County jail employees in Sandra Bland's death

By Ryan Korsgard - Reporter , Lea Wilson - Digital News Editor

HOUSTON - A Waller County Grand Jury declined to indict any county jail employees in the case of Sandra Bland's death, KPRC 2 News has learned.

The grand jury heard evidence in the Bland case for more than eight hours Monday.

"We are not going to allow what they have done in a limited, secret capacity to prevent us from doing what we need to do to get answers for the family," Bland family attorney Cannon Lambert said Monday night.

There are other indictments the grand jury is considering, but the county would not go into detail.

The grand jury will reconvene again sometime in January.

Bland was found dead in a Waller County Jail cell on July 13, three days after she was arrested during a traffic stop. Authorities said she hanged herself, a finding her family has questioned.

Waller County prosecutors said the medical examiner found no injuries consistent with struggle. There was, however, a bruise on Bland's neck consistent with suicide. The Harris County Institute of Forensic Science found Bland died as a result of suicide. 

Bland's family in Chicago called a news conference earlier Monday saying the grand jury system in Texas is flawed and testimony presented there should be open for the public to hear. 

"Right now, the biggest problem for me is the entire process. I simply can't have faith in a system that's not inclusive of my family that's supposed to have the investigation," Bland's mother, Geneva Read-Veal, said.

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