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Texas state trooper who arrested Sandra Bland fired but We Still ask Who Murdered Sandra Bland??

A Texas state trooper indicted over his arrest of Sandra Bland, a black woman who was later found dead in jail has been formally fired.

Bland died in police custody following a traffic stop with Brian Encinia.

Bland died in police custody following a traffic stop with Brian Encinia.

The Texas Department of Public Safety announcement Wednesday comes three months after Trooper Brian Encinia was charged with perjury.

Brian Encinia was fired Wednesday following his perjury indictment in the Sandra Bland case.

Brian Encinia was fired Wednesday following his perjury indictment in the Sandra Bland case.

Encinia is accused of lying about his July 2015 arrest of Sandra Bland, whose confrontational traffic stop with the trooper was recorded on dashcam video.

Encinia can appeal his firing to a state board. His attorney has said the indictment isn’t justified and that Encinia was looking out for his own safety.

The family of Bland, a 28-year-old black woman from Chicago, has sued the Department of Public Safety and local authorities who ran the jail where she was found dead.

Her death was ruled a suicide.

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