In the midst of demanding more answers in the death of Sandra Bland, hundreds gathered outside of DuPage African Methodist Episcopal Church in Lisle, Illinois over the weekend. From those who knew her personally to those who are simply heartbroken by the story of her death, gathered over the weekend to say a final farewell giving their respects to the vibrant 28 year old woman.
As you all know by now, Bland’s tragic death came after a police stop for a minor traffic infraction on July 10. Sandra had just left a job interview looking to move to Texas and start a new job. During the stop an abrupt dialogue took place between the trooper and Sandra thus leading her to be charged with assaulting a police officer. Just three days later she was found dead in her cell.
Although a medical examiner has already ruled her death a suicide, the family of Sandra is seeking another autopsy to gain more details on what actually caused the death of their beloved. Waller County District’s Attorney, Elton Mathis has also called for more evidence to be gathered, examined and brought forth in front of a grand jury in all fairness to the family of Sandra who deserves justice for her.
Prayers and condolences to the Bland family.