Justice: Texas State Trooper Who Arrested Sandra Bland Has Been Fired & Faces Jail Time

Last month it was announced that Texas State trooper Brian Encinia had been indicted for perjury in the death of Sandra Bland. Following the indictment, the Associated Press reported Encinia would be terminated from his post, but he wasn’t until now. Yesterday the Department of Public Safety officially fired Encinia and he is facing a fine as well as jail time. Hit the jump.

Officials Say Sandra Bland Committed Suicide Because She Couldn’t Get Bail

We all remember Sandra Bland who was found dead in her cell this summer. Bland was arrested on July 10 after she was pulled over for making a improper lane changed. Officials are trying to say that Sandra was upset that her family did not pay for her bail and decided to commit suicide. Apparently after not having her $500 bail paid, Bland was found dead.

(Photos) FBI Joins Texas Rangers In Sandra Bland Suicide Investigation

Yesterday, #IFWT reported about the death of Sandra Bland that has been ruled as a suicide–as of now–and the investigation was being led by the very department that made the initial arrest. Today, it has been learned that the FBI will now be joining the investigation.

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