A Texas county claims Sandra Bland killed herself in jail because she was upset that her relatives wouldn't bail her out.
Bland, a 28-year-old black woman from Chicago, was found dead in a jail cell in Waller County, Texas, three days after she was arrested for a traffic stop in July.
Her family has filed a lawsuit, which says Waller police subjected her to unwarranted brutality in custody.
But now, in a new court motion filed this week that fights to overturn the lawsuit, the county has outlined its position that Bland committed suicide.
The new court documents cite a medical examiner's report, that concluded Bland's death to be a suicide. Bland's family disputes the medical examiner's findings.
Bland was pulled over by a white Texas state trooper and when the traffic stop became a confrontation, she was arrested for assault and jailed.
Unable to meet the $500 bond requirement, she was left in her cell and found dead three days later.
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