AUSTIN, Texas - According to the Waller County Sheriff's office and the Texas Department of Public Safety, Sandra Bland was pulled over by DPS trooper, Brian Encinia on July 10, 2015, for improper signaling a lane change. The traffic stop occurred in Waller County, Texas. Ms. Bland was subsequently arrested for allegedly assaulting an officer and booked into Waller County jail. On Monday morning, Ms. Bland was found dead. Waller County authorities have classified Ms. Bland’s death a suicide. In light of these developments, the NAACP Texas State Conference has issued the following statement.