Release of Sandra Bland’s Arresting Trooper Brian Encinia’s Personnel Record: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Screengrab from cellphone video of Trooper Brian Encinia arresting Sandra Bland during a traffic stop. Bland will later die while in custody at the Waller County Jail.

Screengrab from cellphone video of Trooper Brian Encinia arresting Sandra Bland during a traffic stop. Bland will later die while in custody at the Waller County Jail.

The death of Chicago activist Sandra Bland while in custody at the Waller County Jail has stirred up racial tensions nationwide and has led to a flurry of questions about the nature of the arrest, why was she arrested in the first place and how did she die while in custody.