Sandra Bland’s family files lawsuit against Waller County

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HOUSTON -- The family of Sandra Bland filed a lawsuit Tuesday morning against the Waller County Sheriff's Department in connection with her death.

Bland was from Naperville. She was found dead in her cell after being arrested during a traffic stop in Texas last month.

The federal lawsuit filed this morning, alleges, among many things, assault and battery, wrongful death and liability, and names the Texas Department of Public Safety, Waller County and some of its employees, including trooper Brian Encinia, who made the initial stop.

So far, there’s been no response from Waller County or anyone named in the lawsuit.