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FILE - In this undated file image made from video provided by the Waller County Sheriff's Department, Sandra Bland stands before a desk at Waller County Jail in Hempstead, Texas. The small-town Texas jail where Sandra Bland died last summer needs to be replaced, and its jailers need body cameras and anger-management training, according to a report issued Tuesday, April 12, 2016 by a panel convened after Bland's death. (Waller County Sheriff's Department via AP, File)

Sandra Bland's family settled for $1.9 million in wrongful death suit


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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.

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Geneva Reed-Veal, center, mother of Sandra Bland, talks with reporters outside the courthouse after former Texas state trooper Brian Encinia's arraignment hearing Tuesday, March 22, 2016, in Hempstead, Texas. Encinia, who arrested Bland, was arraigned on a misdemeanor perjury charge. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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.

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