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Foster Calls For DOJ Investigation Into Sandra Bland Death

Jul 24, 2015
Press Release

Washington, DC— In a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) is calling on the Department of Justice to conduct a full and thorough investigation into the death of Naperville, IL, resident Sandra Bland.

“The circumstances of Ms. Bland’s death are unclear and warrant an inquiry into the facts leading up to her arrest and what happened while she was in police custody. Her family and the community that loved her deserve the justice that comes with truth. Whether there was or was not foul play or negligence leading up to her death, our society failed Ms. Bland,” Foster wrote. “I encourage you to initiate a full and thorough investigation so that we all may have the closure of truth and take action to help protect all our citizens from tragedy.”

A full copy of Foster’s letter is available here.