"Review Committee" Will Look at Evidence in Sandra Bland Case

Sandra Bland was found dead in her cell three days after she was arrested during a traffic stop.EXPAND
Sandra Bland was found dead in her cell three days after she was arrested during a traffic stop.
Waller County District Attorney

At a press conference outside the Waller County Sheriff's Office Monday, Waller County District Attorney Elton Mathis said his office has formed a "review committee" made up of outside attorneys to help his office investigate the Sandra Bland case. 

Mathis brought with him two members of the committee, defense attorneys Lewis White and Darrell Jordan. According to the Houston Chronicle, both White and Jordan have been prosecutors — White has prosecuted cases in Waller County, while Jordan was a prosecutor in the Army National Guard. At Monday's press conference, Mathis did not say what, precisely, the committee will do, who else is on it, or how exactly it will contribute to the investigation. 

Bland was arrested during a traffic stop on July 10 and found dead in her cell at Waller County Jail three days later.

Mathis also said Bland's original toxicology report would be released Monday, although he would not comment on its findings. All in all, today's update from the officials investigating Bland's death was light on specifics. We'll let you know more when we find out who else will be part of this "review committee" and what, exactly their responsibilities will be — Mathis said his office would release more information about the committee "shortly." 


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