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Texas House committee lays foundation for ‘Sandra Bland Act’

BY JOHNATHAN SILVER | The Texas Tribune Fourteen recommendations in the Texas House County Affairs Committee’s recent report to lawmakers – including calls for them to increase police officer training for de-escalation and mental health awareness, to back jail-to-treatment diversion programs, and eliminate consent searches during stops – will be the foundation for the Sandra Bland Act. State Rep. Garnet […]