A Texas lawmaker who met with the family of Sandra Bland, a black woman found dead in her jail cell after her arrest following a routine traffic stop, said she should never have been in police custody in the first place.
State Sen. Royce West, who represents Waller County, where Bland was pulled over, about 50 miles west of Houston, said at a press conference Tuesday that a police dashcam video released that day shows that the officer should not have arrested her.
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