From The NY Post:
DALLAS — The autopsy of a woman who was found dead in a Texas jail revealed no injuries that would suggest she died in a violent homicide, authorities said Thursday.Still need to see the serology lab results but if she had no visitors there probably will only be residual results if any (chemicals). She was in jail for three days and that is still a mystery. Why wasn't she bailed out?
Waller County prosecutor Warren Diepraam discussed details of the autopsy of 28-year-old Sandra Bland, who authorities say was found hanging in her jail cell on July 13.
The autopsy showed that Bland had no defensive injuries on her hands that would typically indicate a struggle, the prosecutor said. Some lacerations or abrasions were found on her wrists. Those injuries were consistent with a struggle while being handcuffed.
The marks around Bland’s neck were consistent with a suicide, he said.
In any event, she allegedly admitted that she had a previous suicide attempt in interviews with two of the jailors:
Waller County Sheriff Glenn Smith has said that two jailers interviewed the 28-year-old black woman from Illinois. She told one of them that she was not depressed but was upset about her arrest, he said.
Smith said Bland appeared fine when being booked on a charge of assaulting a public servant.
Documents filled out for Bland indicate she had attempted suicide after losing a baby. But booking papers indicated she did not have suicidal thoughts when she was arrested and that no one at the jail believed she was at risk.
The idiot rookie cop who stopped her is on administrative leave until the investigation is complete. He should lose his job.
Encinia, who claimed Bland was combative and struck him, has been placed on administrative duties due to “violations of procedures regarding traffic stops and the department’s courtesy policy.”
Waller County District Attorney Elton Mathis told the Wall Street Journal that he is investigating whether Encinia violated any criminal laws during the arrest.