Texas House committee grills DPS chief over Sandra Bland's death

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Texas House committee grills DPS chief over Sandra Bland's death

Legislators were outraged Thursday at a committee hearing over the jailhouse death of Sandra Bland that ran through the afternoon and into the evening.

Lawmakers on the Texas House County Affairs Committee grilled Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw over state Trooper Brian Encinia’s conduct during the now-infamous traffic stop that led to Bland’s arrest and eventual death in a Waller County Jail cell. McCraw promised a thorough investigation into the incident, to which state Rep. Garnet Coleman, D-Houston, replied: “I will make sure of that.”

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