Waller County District Attorney Elton Mathis told reporters that the investigation into the death of Sandra Bland is being treated like a murder investigation, NBC News reports.
On Monday, July 13, 28-year-old Sandra Bland was found dead in a Texas jail cell, just days after being arrested for allegedly assaulting a police officer during a traffic stop. According to sheriff's deputies Bland died of "self-inflicted asphyxiation." But family and friends of Bland do not trust the official version of what happened.
At a press conference the district attorney told reporters, "It is very much too early to make any kind of determination that this was a suicide or a murder because the investigations are not complete." Although he went on to say, "This is being treated like a murder investigation."
View new footage of EMS response to Bland, as well as updates from the Bland family attorney below.
Source: NBC News