'Sandra Bland Act' heads to House Committee
AUSTIN, Texas —
On Tuesday, Texas lawmakers are hearing a bill hoping to end racial discrimination during traffic stops.
28-year-old Sandra Bland died in a Waller County jail in 2015, only after spending 3 days in her cell.
House Bill 27-02 wants to see increased training in de-escalation tactics for officers.
It would also require the Department of Public Safety to document the race of every person they stop.