Texas State Trooper Fired Over Sandra Bland's Arrest
Brian Encinia, the Texas state trooper who arrested Sandra Bland, was fired for failing to exercise patience during the interaction in July 2015.By Grant Suneson | March 2, 2016
Brian Encinia, the Texas state trooper who arrested Sandra Bland, has officially been fired by the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Bland's case drew national attention after dashcam footage showed Encinia using unnecessary force to arrest Bland after he pulled her over for failing to use her turn signal in July 2015.
Bland was arrested for assault on a public servant and was found dead in her cell three days after her arrest. Her death was ruled a suicide, but her family said she never should have been imprisoned in the first place.