A former Waller County Jail guard named Rafael Zuniga told the lawyer of Geneva Reed-Veal, Sandra Bland’s mother, that he falsified entries on a jail log, indicating that he had checked on Bland in the hour before she was found dead when in fact he hadn’t, according to the Houston Chronicle.
A source told the Chronicle that special prosecutors were aware of the falsified records, and a grand jury still failed to indict.
An attorney for Waller County says the guard’s admission was “a small portion of that testimony” taken out of context.
The information has surfaced in the course of a wrongful death suit Reed-Veal launched against the county.
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