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Brian Encinia, the Texas State Trooper who arrested Sandra Bland last year, has been indicted for perjury in the case of her death.

A Texas grand jury resumed investigation into the arrest of Bland this week. The 28-year-old was found in a Waller County jail cell with a plastic bag tied around her neck just three days after her arrest. Encinia, who was seen on dash cam video roughly handling Bland during a traffic stop, initially pulled her over for failure to signal.

Encinia, seen on the video pulling Bland out of the vehicle while yelling “I will light you up,” is accused of lying about how he removed the woman from the car.

The indictment of the officer comes just weeks after a grand jury last month failed to indict jail employees on criminal charges.

This is a developing story.

SOURCE: Click2Houston | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty


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