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Sandra Bland died in the Waller County (Texas) jail after a traffic stop. | Family photo distributed by the Associated Press

Judge formally dismisses Sandra Bland lawsuit after deal

SHARE Judge formally dismisses Sandra Bland lawsuit after deal
SHARE Judge formally dismisses Sandra Bland lawsuit after deal

HOUSTON — A federal judge has formally dismissed the wrongful-death lawsuit filed by the family of Sandra Bland, the Naperville woman who died last year in a Texas county jail days after her arrest by a state trooper for a traffic stop that became contentious.

The brief final judgment order signed Tuesday by U.S. District Judge David Hittner came after Bland family attorneys in September disclosed a $1.9 million settlement with the Texas Department of Public Safety, former trooper Brian Encinia and Waller County, about 50 miles northwest of Houston.

Bland’s lawyers told Hittner in a motion Monday that all claims were resolved.

Authorities have said the 28-year-old Bland killed herself in the jail three days after Encinia arrested her. A video from the July 2015 traffic stop provoked national outrage.

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