Texas trooper who arrested Sandra Bland formally fired
AUSTIN - A Texas state trooper indicted over the arrest of a black woman during who was later found dead in a jail cell was formally fired on Tuesday.
The Texas Department of Public Safety decided to uphold the preliminary decision to fire Trooper Brian Encinia, the officer who conducted Sandra Bland's traffic stop.
Encinia met with department Director Steven C. McCraw to discuss his termination last month. But during the course of the conversation Encinia gave McCraw "no cause" to alter the preliminary decision to terminate his employment, McCraw said in a termination letter.... read more
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