Sandra Bland’s family has reached a $1.9 million settlement in a wrongful death lawsuit, the family’s attorney said Thursday.
The settlement includes compensation for Bland’s death as well as several changes to jail procedures in Waller County, Texas. Bland was found dead in her jail cell three days after she was arrested for failing to use her turn signal in July 2015.
The details of the settlement were finalized Wednesday night, attorney Cannon Lambert said.
Some of the jail procedure changes included in the settlement are:
— Using automated electronic sensors to ensure timely cell checks
— Providing an on-duty staff nurse or emergency medical technician for all shifts
— Providing continuing education for jailer screening
In addition, “the Waller County judge will be seeking passage of state legislation for more funding for local jails regarding intake and booking, screening and other jail support,” the attorney said.
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