WATCH | The family of Sandra Bland's $1.9 million settlement compared to settlements for other high-profile deaths of African-Americans in police custody.
Details of the deal
Texas prison officials will reportedly pay $1.9 million to the family of Sandra Bland, the 28-year-old black woman who was found hanged in a Texas jail cell last year.
Sandra Bland's family reached a settlement in their civil suit on Thursday, which also includes changes to Waller County Jail procedures, <b>according to KTRK-TV affiliate</b>.
The agency will pay $100,000 and the jail will pay $1.8 million.
Bland was stopped for failing to signal a lane change on July 10, 2015 in Waller County. She was arrested for allegedly assaulting an officer during that traffic stop. Although ruled a suicide, her family suspected she was murdered.
This added fuel to the #SayHerName campaign's racial justice movement.