Police dashcam video shows Sandra Bland arrest

Black woman found dead in Texas jail cell days later

Police Dashcam Video Shows Sandra Bland Arrest
Dashcam footage showing the arrest of Sandra Bland, the black woman found dead in her cell last week, has been released.

The officer who arrested Bland days before she died in a Texas jail cell brandished a Taser during a traffic stop that turned violent.

The encounter between Bland, 28, and state trooper Brian Encinia quickly became contentious after he pulled her over on July 10 for allegedly failing to signal when she changed lanes.

The Texas Department of Public Safety on Tuesday released the video showing the traffic stop that led to Bland's arrest on a charge of assault on a public servant.

"You seem very irritated," Encinia can be heard saying in the video as he stands next to the driver-side window of Bland's car.

"I'm going to yank you out of here," he shouts as he leans into her open car door. "I will light you up," he says shortly afterward with his Taser in his hand.

"You're doing all this for a failure to signal," Bland tells him upon climbing out of her car. Much of what happens next occurs off camera, but their argument is clear.

"You're about to break my wrist," Bland says.

Death reported as suicide

Encinia has said in an affidavit that Bland swung her elbows and kicked him when he put her in handcuffs.

She eventually was taken to the Walker County jail in Hempstead. On July 13, she was found hanged in her cell by a plastic rubbish bag.

The Harris County Medical Examiner's office ruled that Bland's death was a suicide, but her family and friends don't believe it, reports the Huffington Post.

Sandra Bland Found Dead in Jail Cell in New Video