FBI Investigating Sandra Bland’s Death

The FBI has joined an investigation into the death of Sandra Bland, after a Texas county medical examiner’s office ruled her death was suicide by asphyxiation. The 28-year-old Chicago native was found dead in her jail cell in Prairie View on Monday morning. Friends and family said it was unlikely that Bland would kill herself, and said she “was looking forward to posting bond Saturday and getting out.” Bland was arrested on charges of assaulting a police officer after a heated exchange during a traffic stop.