Investigation Continues Into Death Of Jailed Woman
HEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) — The latest on the investigation into the recent death of a woman in a Texas jail cell (all times local):
The Texas Department of Public Safety says patrol car video showing the July 10 arrest of a black motorist by a trooper was not edited or manipulated.
DPS spokesman Tom Vinger told The Associated Press on Wednesday that glitches in the recording occurred when it was uploaded for public viewing. The video has drawn criticism for having gaps and overlaps.
Vinger says DPS will repost the video.
The video released Tuesday shows white Trooper Brian Encinia trying to remove Sandra Bland from her car after a minor traffic infraction. She was found dead July 13 in jail in Hempstead, about 60 miles northwest of Houston. Authorities say she hanged herself.
Vinger says FBI agents examined the camera to ensure the video's integrity.
He says the entire video was uploaded, including a phone conversation between Encinia and his sergeant. Vinger says video during this conversation was affected in the upload and is being addressed.