Following the controversial suicide of Sandra Bland, the public is still
faced with more questions than answers. Now, a special investigative committee
has been formed to look into the practices of the Waller County Sheriff's
Department that jailed her. Our own Attorney Juan L. Guerra, Jr has been
selected for this committee and will lend his insights and efforts to
On July 10, 28-year-old Sandra Bland was pulled over for a routine traffic
stop. Dashboard video shows that tension between Bland and Sheriff Brian
Encinia quickly escalated, resulting in Bland’s arrest. Bland was
found dead sometime later in her Waller County jail cell.
While theories are rampant, few concrete answers have been established
as to what happened to Bland. Because of this, Waller County Sheriff Glenn
Smith has now ordered a special investigation of his own department led
by defense attorney Paul Looney. Attorney Looney and his team will review
all department policies, procedures, and personnel in hopes of uncovering
findings that will not only shed light on Bland's death, but other
allegations the of police brutality.
A Hard Look at the Department
Along with the rest of this committee, Attorney Guerra is expected to have
full access to the Waller County Sheriff's Department. "I expect
to be able to show up at the door and ask to speak to them at that moment
and be granted access,"
Attorney Looney told KPRC 2.
Attorney Guerra's appointment to the special committee is just another
testament to the acumen, insight, and dedication to justice he brings
to each of his client's cases. We look forward to his contributions
on this effort and any resolution he can help provide to this troubling story.
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