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Sandra Bland’s Family Files Lawsuit

The family of a woman who died in a Texas jail is filing a lawsuit against the arresting officer and other officials.  Sandra Bland was found hanged in her Waller County jail cell in July.  The 46-page lawsuit being brought up by her family seeks a jury trial for unspecified damages and names the Texas Department of Public Safety, arresting officer Brian Encinia, the Waller County Sheriff’s Office and two jailers.  Bland’s death came three days after a confrontation with Encinia, who stopped Bland for failing to signal a lane change.                                          

Authorities Identify Virginia Quarry Victim

Authorities have recovered the body of a missing worker in a silo collapse in Northern Virginia.  Loudoun County fire officials confirm the man was found dead early this morning after more than 20 hours of searching.  The victim has been identified as 18-year-old Daniel Potter.  He vanished after an 80-foot silo of mineral filler partially-collapsed yesterday morning at the Luck Stone Leesburg Quarry in Ashburn.

One Person Dead, Another Injured In Germantown

Montgomery County police are investigating a fatal shooting in Germantown.  Police have confirmed one person is dead and another victim suffered life-threatening injuries.  The shooting happened just before 12:30 p.m. in the 19-thousand-7-hundred block of Germantown Road.  There was no immediate word on a suspect.

Trial Resumes Today For NC Officer Charged With Voluntary Manslaughter

The trial of a police officer charged with killing a former college football player resumes this morning in North Carolina.  Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Officer Wes Kerrick is charged with voluntary manslaughter for shooting and killing former Florida A&M University football player Jonathan Ferrell in 2013.  Testimony began yesterday.  Ferrell was shot ten times after a home invasion call, though it was later learned that he was believed to have been seeking help after crashing his car.

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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.

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