Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders issued a statement late Monday in response to a grand jury’s decision not to issue an indictment in connection to the death of a 28-year-old Black woman who died while in police custody.
Sandra Bland died shortly after being detained by a Waller County, Texas police officer in July. Her death sparked national protests against what many feel is the unfair treatment of Blacks and the hands of police.
On Monday, a grand jury decided that jailers and sheriff’s officials would not be indicted for their treatment of Bland. In a statement published on Twitter, Sanders expressed certainty that Bland’s race played a role in her death.
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