LISLE, Ill. (AP) – Family and friends of an Illinois woman found dead in a Texas jail cell are saying their goodbyes at her wake and funeral near the Chicago suburb where she grew up.
An autopsy report released Friday found that Sandra Bland used a plastic trash bag to hang herself three days after a confrontational traffic stop. The 28-year-old woman’s family has questioned the findings, saying she was excited about starting a new job and wouldn’t have taken her own life.
A large crowd gathered Saturday morning at the DuPage African Methodist Episcopal Church in Lisle.
The July 10 traffic stop was captured on a patrol car dash camera video. It escalated to an assault arrest when the officer said Bland kicked him.