Sandra Bland autopsy findings revealed

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CNN) — Sandra Bland did not have injuries on her hands, Warren Diepraam, a Waller County prosecutor told reporters Thursday, citing preliminary autopsy results. “The only injury that was found close to the hands were some lacerations or abrasions on her wrists, which are consistent with being handcuffed and struggling,” he said. “There were no bite marks or other injuries on her face, on her lips, on her tongue, which would be consistent with a violent struggle.” If there had been a violent struggle, Diepraam said, examiners would most likely not expect to see a uniform and consistent mark around Bland’s neck — which is what they, in fact, observed.

According to CNN prosecutors also said  Bland had marijuana in her system at the time of her death in a Texas jail cell.

Bland was taking a new job in Texas at Prairie View A&M University, the historically black college from which she graduated in 2009.

The prospect of a becoming a student ambassador at her alma mater, however, began to unravel. Bland was arrested July 10, accused of assaulting an officer after a routine traffic stop more than 1,000 miles from her home in the Chicago suburb of Naperville, Illinois.

Bland, 28, was found dead earlier this month in a Waller County jail cell in Hempstead, Texas, after authorities said she hanged herself.


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  • Polish Princess

    It sounds to me like she might have had some type of mental illness that she masked well or that was not diagnosed.

  • Bull

    how incredibly stupid and misleading to throw the pot in there, which she could have smoked any time in the last week and you can’t tell the difference- and it is irrelevant.

    • Mae

      I do believe a blood test can detect high or low levels of THC. If she wasn’t a chronic user, her levels may be undetectable within 12-27 hours, depending on how much was smoked. If a chronic user…high levels can last for several days …low levels for weeks.

    • Mae

      How does it imply cover-up?? She would have more reason to harm herself, if her arrest-plus the revelation of drug use-would cost her the job…than anyone would have to harm her. This is also a preliminary report.