Report: Grand jury indicts cop for perjury in Sandra Bland case

Encinia pulled over the 28-year-old Chicago woman for an improper lane change. A verbal and physical altercation ensued between Bland and Encinia. Bland died three days after her July 10, 2015, arrest, when authorities found her hanging from a noose made from a plastic bag in her jail cell.

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Bland's death was ruled a suicide, but her death outraged family members and civil rights advocates.

Bland's relatives have filed a wrongful death lawsuit in federal court against Trooper Encinia, DPS, Waller County and county jailers. A trial date is set for January 2017, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Previous coverage:

Dashcam video shows arrest of Sandra Bland before her jail death

Officer in Sandra Bland traffic stop suspended after her jail death

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