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'Sandra Bland Act' heads to House Committee

The first sweeping police reforms proposed in Texas following a black woman's 2015 death in a rural jail after a confrontational traffic stop would revamp racial profiling laws and officer training. (Photo: Sandra Bland)

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.


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