Statement by Senator Bernie Sanders on the Grand Jury Decision in Sandra Bland Case
SIOUX CITY, Iowa – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders issued the following statement Monday after a grand jury in Texas decided no felony was committed by the sheriff's office or jailers in the death of Sandra Bland:
"Sandra Bland should not have died while in police custody. There's no doubt in my mind that she, like too many African-Americans who die in police custody, would be alive today if she were a white woman. My thoughts are with her family and her loved ones tonight. We need to reform a very broken criminal justice system."
Bernie Sanders, Statement by Senator Bernie Sanders on the Grand Jury Decision in Sandra Bland Case Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/314072