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Lawyer: $1.9 Million Settlement in Sandra Bland Lawsuit


Authorities have said Bland killed herself three days after she was arrested by a state trooper for a minor traffic offense.

Sandra Bland (Image source: KBTX-TV)

HOUSTON (AP) — A lawyer for the family of Sandra Bland, a black Chicago-area woman who died in a Texas jail after a contentious traffic stop last summer, says a $1.9 million settlement has been reached in the family's wrongful death lawsuit.

Attorney Cannon Lambert tells Houston television station KTRK the settlement includes a provision that the Waller County Jail have a 24-hour nurse or emergency medical technician on duty.

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