Sandra Bland’s family reaches $1.9 million settlement in civil suit

The family of Sandra Bland, the 28-year-old black woman who died while in police custody, has reached a $1.9 million settlement in the wrongful death lawsuit, the family’s attorney said Thursday.

Cannon Lambert, one of three attorneys representing the Bland family, told KTRK-TV that the settlement called for the Waller County jail in Hempstead, Texas, to pay $1.8 million of the compensation for Bland’s death, and the Texas Department of Public Safety to pay the remaining $100,000.

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