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Sandra Bland funeral in Illinois draws hundreds

July 25, 2015 7:01 pm

Hundreds have been attending the funeral in Illinois of Sandra Bland, who died in a Texas prison cell nearly two weeks ago after being arrested

An official post-mortem found that Bland, 28, committed suicide by hanging herself. But her family rejected this and ordered a separate post-mortem.

Bland was found dead on 13 July, three days after she was taken into custody.

She was arrested after a confrontation with the officer who had stopped her for not signalling when changing lanes.

State officials and the FBI are investigating her death.