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2017 Trial Date Set for Bland Family Lawsuit

2017 Trial Date Set for Bland Family Lawsuit

Sandra Bland

A judge has set a Jan. 2017 trial date for a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Sandra Bland’s family on her behalf.

Bland died in July while in custody of Waller County police. Her death sparked a wave of protests around the nation. U.S. District Judge David Hittner set trial for Jan. 23, 2017 for the lawsuit. Bland’s family disputes a July 13 finding that Bland committed suicide.

They are seeking unspecified damages.

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