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  • According to an article published by NPR, our very own attorneys Tom Rhodes, Robert Brzezinski, and Erin Oglesby of Tom Rhodes Law Firm P.C. and other members of the co-counsel have reached a $1.9 million settlement agreement in a wrongful death suit brought by the mother of Sandra Bland. In July 2015, Bland was taken into custody by Officer Encinia for a traffic violation. Three days after her ...
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  • Opposing Attorneys Battle Over the Ongoing Sandra Bland Case

    || 8-Mar-2016

    Last August, the mother of Sandra Bland, Geneva Reed-Veal, filed a lawsuit, alleging that her daughter was denied her constitutional rights and mistreated during her arrest. Additionally, the lawsuit claims that her daughter was denied her rights while incarcerated and that law enforcement officers did not ensure her daughter was safe while in jail. Although sources suggest the arrest was a ...
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  • Sandra Bland's Arresting Officer Indicted on Perjury Charges

    || 12-Jan-2016

    The state trooper responsible for arresting 28-year-old Sandra Bland this past July has been indicted for lying under oath. The announcement was made last Wednesday afternoon at the courthouse in Hempstead during the fourth meeting of the grand jury. Bland, originally from Naperville, IL, was on her way to a job interview at Texas’s Prairie View A&M University when she was pulled over, ...
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  • Sandra Bland Case May Proceed to Grand Jury Next Month

    || 16-Sep-2015

    Twenty-eight-year-old Sandra Bland made headlines in July when she was found dead in her Waller County, Texas jail cell. Bland, who hanged herself with a garbage bag after being arrested by officer Brian Encinia during a minor traffic stop, is now the subject of a federal lawsuit in which Attorney Tom Rhodes is of co-counsel. During a recent court hearing on the case, Tom Rhodes and the legal team ...
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  • Tom Rhodes Assists Family of Sandra Bland in Filing Federal Lawsuit

    || 4-Aug-2015

    Last month, the story of Sandra Bland made national headlines after the 28-year-old woman was found dead in her jail cell in Waller County, Texas following a traffic stop. Thanks in part to a dash cam video recording that went viral, the case sparked widespread interest and considerable scrutiny. It became a part of the larger and highly controversial conversation involving high-profile ...
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