Texas trooper indicted for perjury in relation to Sandra Bland’s death

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| January 06 2016,

12:18 am

A special prosecutor indicted Brian T. Encincia with perjury in relation to the death of Sandra Bland. The charge is a Class A misdemeanor that carries a possible penalty of one year in jail and a $4,000 fine

Sandra Bland was arrested in Waller County Texas and found hanged in a jail cell three days later. She was moving back to Texas to take a job at her alma mater, Prairie View A&M

Prosecutor Phoebe Smith indicated that the charge stemmed from statements made by the trooper about his actions during the arrest. Smith noted that the grand jury, “didn’t believe that the statement was truthful.” The grand jury however declined to indict anyone in the death of Sandra Bland in late December