Sandra Bland’s mugshot photo has been the subject of a lot of theory and speculation online. Many people thought it was shady that she was processed in her orange jumpsuit, citing that people usually get processed before changing into the jumpsuit. The other extremely popular theory was that Bland was already dead in the picture.
As result of that latter rumor, Waller County Judge Carbett Duhon released new footage of Bland in the county jail, where she remained for three days until her death. Someone is talking over the footage, explaining everything that Bland was doing from talking to officers, facing a magistrate judge, sleeping in a holding cell and making phone calls.
An autopsy released indicated that Bland committed suicide and didn’t show any signs of a struggle that would be associated with murder. However, her family has called for a Department of Justice investigation and an independent autopsy. Those results are still pending, but nothing will change the fact that none of this had to happen.
Hopefully Bland’s family gets some kind of closure.