Newly Surfaced Video Shows Sandra Bland’s Arrest From Her Perspective

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Newly Surfaced Video Shows Sandra Bland’s Arrest From Her Perspective

It has been almost four years since the infamous arrest and mysterious death of Sandra Bland.
Two years after, Officer Brian Encinia was acquitted of perjury, which was the only charge he faced for allegedly lying about the nature of Bland’s arrest. Now, a video that Bland took of her arrest has surfaced and called Texas officials into question again.

The family and their attorney, Cannon Lambert, said they’ve never seen the footage until now. They’re demanding that Texas officials reopen the case against Encinia.

Texas Department of Public Safety officials said the video was not withheld, and that it was put in discovery for Lambert to see.

In the 39-second video acquired by reporter Brian Collister of the Investigative Network and posted by Shaun King, Encina can be seen pointing a taser at Bland.

He can be heard saying, “I will light you up,” and ordered her to put her cell phone down, but Bland knew the law allows people to film in a public place, so she refused. However, Bland eventually complies after Encinia continued to demand she put the phone down. The video ends shortly after. It seems to contradict Encinia’s claim that he “was in jeopardy at more than one time.”

Miya Jones

Miya Jones

Miya Jones is a Long Island native and the founder and editor-in-chief of Shades of Long Island. She's been a journalist since the age of 17 and is a diversity advocate. Instagram and Twitter: @miyajones1996 Facebook: Miya Jones

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