BALTIMORE, MD - DECEMBER 08: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, (I-VT)(2ndL) is escorted during a tour of Sandtown-Winchester Neighborhood where Freddie Gray lived and was arrested, December 8, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. Sen. Sanders later met with African-American religious and civic leaders.

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Last night, a Texas grand jury announced that they would not be seeking an indictment against any of the officer involved in Bland’s death.

Taylor Lewis
Dec, 22, 2015

Shortly after a Texas grand jury declined to indict any officers involved in the death of Sandra Bland, Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders issued a statement condemning the decision, reports CNN.

“There’s no doubt in my mind that [Bland], like too many African-Americans who die in police custody, would be alive today if she were a White woman,” Sanders said.

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Bland, 28, was found dead in her jail cell on July 13, three days after she was arrested during a routine traffic stop. Her death was ruled a suicide, but Bland’s family is skeptical.

This isn’t the first time that Sanders, who unveiled a racial justice reform plan over the summer, has spoken out on Bland’s death. In October, Sanders secretly met with Bland’s mother after a chance meeting at a D.C. restaurant, and days later, Sanders said Bland’s name during a Democratic debate.