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Department of Justice, Attorney General Loretta Lynch

Dear US Attorney General Loretta Lynch,

I am writing to bring to your attention a disturbing incident of unnecessary and excessive police violence that resulted in the death of a young woman with a bright future.

Last week 28-year-old Sandra Bland was driving to her alma mater, Prairie View A&M University, for a new job in student outreach. While driving, a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper pulled Sandra over for not using her turn signals during a lane change. What came next is all too familiar and horrifying.

The fact that a routine traffic stopped turned into such a violent arrest is a cause for concern. The incident was caught on tape and Sandra can be heard saying "You just slammed my head to the ground. Do you not even care about that?" She was then unjustly arrested for assaulting an officer, although the video clearly shows that she did not. Sandra was taken to the county jail and was dead less than 72 hours later.

Natasha McKenna. Walter Scott. Tanisha Anderson. Freddie Gray. The killing of Black people must stop.

As the United States Attorney General you have the power and responsibility to ensure justice for Sandy by holding the Waller County Police Department and Prosecutors Office fully accountable.

Sincerely,

[Your Name]

Signed,

ColorOfChange

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We demand an independent, federal investigation to ensure justice for Sandra.

"You just slammed my head to the ground. Do you not even care about that?" These were some of the last words of...

We demand an independent, federal investigation to ensure justice for Sandra.

"You just slammed my head to the ground. Do you not even care about that?" These were some of the last words of 28-year-old Sandra Bland. On Friday, Texas State troopers pulled Sandra over as she was driving to her new job for allegedly not using the turn signals during a lane change. What happened next was all too familiar and terrifying. 

An eye-witness says police ripped Sandra out of the car, violently slammed her on the ground, and arrested her as she screamed for help. Just 72 two hours later, she was dead. Police are claiming Sandra took her own life, but her family and friends don't believe it. 

Local District Attorney Elton Mathis has already said he has no reason to expect foul play and handed over the investigation to the same police agency that arrested Sandra. Police cannot police themselves. Urge Attorney General Lynch to thoroughly investigate Sandra's death and hold all those responsible fully accountable.

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