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#JusticeforSandy: Outcry after woman found dead in Texas jail

Friends and family petition Justice Department to investigate death of woman arrested after minor traffic violation.

Netizens are angrily questioning police claims that 28-year-old Sandra Bland took her own life after she was found dead in a Texas jail cell. 

According to police officials, the native Chicagoan was arrested in Waller County after allegedly assaulting a police officer over a minor traffic violation. In video footage of the incident, Bland is heard saying “You just slammed my head into the ground. Do you not even care about that? I can’t even hear!”