Texas Trooper Who Arrested Sandra Bland Has Been Fired

March 5, 2016  |  

Family of Sandra Bland files wrongful death lawsuit against Texas State Trooper Brian Encina, the Texas Department of Public Safety and Waller County Jail.

Just three months ago we were both saddened and agreed by the fact that the grand jury in the Sandra Bland case failed to indict any of the officers involved with her arrest or any other employee of the Waller County Jail.

A month later, Brian Encinia, the Texas trooper who initially pulled Bland over for failing to signal, was indicted on charges of perjury by the grand jury. Although  the charges were not in relation to the jailhouse death, he was still accused of lying about his July 2015 arrest of Bland and their confrontational traffic stop that was caught on dashcam video.

On Tuesday (Mar. 1), Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw made the decision to officially fire Encinia, according to The Chicago Tribune. Encinia’s attorney, Larkin Eakin, previously called the indictment that led to his termination “unjustified,” also sharing that he was concerned for his clients safety.

Since Bland’s arrest, Encinia has been on paid desk duty, even remaining on the payroll after McCraw announced in December that the agency would begin the process of firing him.

CNN reports that the former trooper still has the right to appeal this week’s decision. “He is now no longer a paid employee and will remain that way even if he appeals his dismissal to the state’s Public Safety Commission,” Department of Public Safety spokesman Tom Vinger said.

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  • Liberals R Disturbed

    That media contrived role model pic of her is so laughable.

  • Picture Man

    I notice they only use a picture of her like she was a major contributor to society. Why not show a mug shot from one of her previous arrests? This is a sad case because someone lost their life and that should never happen but she chose to take her own life and has a history of it, she was no saint by any means and did not understand the laws or her rights fully either which is a common problem with young people here in america. Could the cop have handled it differently? Yes, Could Sandra have simply complied and put her cigarette out? Yes. The media is quick to make the criminals (in this case it’s not as bad of a criminal as others but she was not a saint) to be angels and cops to always be the bad guys. In any profession there are bad apples but it does not make all of them bad, it’s the same thing if someone was to say all blacks are bad because of the action of one or a few, the same thing for whites, you can’t judge a group by the action of a few. America has gotten worse and worse and we all just need to be accountable for our actions, if you are committing a crime then don’t complain. You need to be a citizen that contributes to society by working, not taking handouts from the government, and being a positive role model in your community.

  • therealdealishere

    Are there some people still following crazy conspiracy theories that she didn’t commit suicide, and with no evidence at all to support otherwise? The only rebuttal I have heard is that ‘blacks don’t commit suicide’. Are some people really that clueless?

  • Lou Wills

    Yes. justice when it affects the pocket but there is no justice for the family who have to wonder what happened to their lovely daughter who turned up dead in their custody just for non-compliance of wanting to smoke her cigarette! GENOCIDE continues in this RACIST country! That WHITE bully cop will get another job quickly and will continue to do stupid things! One thing that helps with with all of these senseless killings by WHITE racist cowardly police is that the ALMIGHTY is watching!

    • therealdealishere

      Take your racist views someplace else. She committed suicide.

      • Lou Wills

        For your info what I wrote is not RACIST it’s the truth..now take your ignorant no understanding someplace else! And how do you know what she did were you in the cell with her you idiot? No so shut up! Matter of fact go write a letter to the and all those WHITE/EDOMITE racist cops and TELL them to take their racist vies some where else! HA!

        • therealdealishere

          You’re definitely racist trash and a dummy. lol @ your crazy conspiracy theories. If you stop committing crimes, you won’t have to deal with the police anymore, clown.

          • Lou Wills

            You are obviously the RACIST! FYI, I have never committed a crime you racist evil demonic EDOMITE! You just wrote who you are! HA! I get it now! Let’s see, which group do you belong to UH, Skin Heads, KKK or Aryan Nation? I guess it doesn’t matter, you people all all the same but none of you scare me! Evil Demon!

            • therealdealishere

              You keep using the word edomite, so you must be from the ultra racist hate group the hebrew israelites. They are known for being one of the most racist groups around and get made fun of all the time. I can see how you would fit right in with them, cause you’re an ignorant racist and a big time loser. Seek more therapy, bigot.

              • Lou Wills

                Edomite is not a RACIST word dummy! I don’t belong to a hate group like you! I am sure you have a confederate flag somewhere around! So you are the loser you are the racist and I can certainly see how you fit right in with David Duke, Aryan and the Skinheads…so enjoy! FYI, ain’t no one on this earth more racist than people who look like you!

    • Zach Madison

      Not enough for the almighty to be watching!…in this country god is the almighty dollar and the only this these filthy lowlife white racist have ever understand is money and power … when you hit them in the pocketbook or catch them doing there dirt and can put them and there scummy compadre’s in cages were they belong then you will begin to see the rest of rats come out and scurry….keep drawing them out it’s working!!!

      • Lou Wills

        It’s funny how BOSSIP or whomever,,,,,,deleted my comment but yet left your comment up! It’s obvious this site hate’s the real stuff!!!! The real TRUTH! I quoted something that was in the BIBLE and they can’t even take that but yet they allow all negative comments about BLACK WOMEN AND BLACK people and RACISTS comments about BLACKS stay on this site! Isn’t that something!

        • Liberals R Disturbed

          new order coming down on your @sses. the fake racist outrage is ovah!

          • Lou Wills

            You ain’t got no order or power! Satan Edomite!

            • Liberals R Disturbed

              well get back to me when your types get beat down again after acting out. I love that newest vid showing some Baltimore kid getting smacked around by a racist cop. #blacklivessplatter

              • Lou Wills

                Yep, again don’t care what you think about the black lives matter group or the kid slapped around in Baltimore! Remember you’re an Edomite so I’m not surprise of your take on anything nor am I surprised of your ignorance….that’s who you people are..haters, racist and going straight to the bowels of hell! HA!!!!

  • Guest

    The beast got fired!? Best news I’ve heard all day. Yipee!!!

  • LogicOverEmotion

    So what she still killed herself. If anything you all should be asking for the black community to be attacking mental health issues. Stop sweeping that chit under the rug.

  • todd69

    Of course he is going to be fired. Since when do people take responsibility for their own actions? Now it’s a shame that her pathetic family will reap the benefit’s of her being a nut job.

    • Kory Green

      Your hatred of Ms. Bland is blinding you from the truth. The officer committed perjury. He deserved to be fired. His employers have taken responsibility for his actions. It’s a shame that you resent mentally ill black women so much that you refuse to see the justification for the officer’s firing.

      • todd69

        Kory-You really cannot believe what you wrote is true? How does this statement say my hatred towards Ms. Bland? The officer committing perjury did not kill her. She killed herself and her family ignored her repeated phone calls. Maybe she has done something like this before or she was just crazy. I do not resent mentally ill black women, as long as they get professionally help to control it. She acted like an asshole when the officer pulled her over, end of story. Unless you have other video proving anything different.

  • robert justus

    Why he didn’t do anything wrong didn’t anyone see how she was acting?

    • Kory Green

      He committed perjury. That is wrong.

  • MadMen

    Black victim hood culture is a cancer on society

    “There is another class of coloured people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the coloured race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs — partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the coloured to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.”

    ― Booker T. Washington

    • LogicOverEmotion

      YES!!!!!!!!!!

    • Kory Green

      Booker T. was a sell-out. He was Clarence Thomas before Clarence Thomas.

    • jean

      You quote a man born into slavery in 1856 by way of a slave mother and white plantation owner as being representative of what black people should think?? God knows, being born a slave is not “a wrong or hardship. What possible “grievance” could a slave have anyway? It was a life of luxury! As a matter of fact, I’ll bet all those generations of blacks subjected to the Tuskegee Experiment, by way of Tuskegee Univ. founded by Booker T himself, should not have”advertised their wrong, for sympathy and pay” either. Do people really not know their history or just assume nobody else does? And if you don’t want people talking about your evil deeds, don’t commit them in the 1st place.

  • caligirl

    they’ll just quietly transfer this savage to some police department in california…

    • travler

      No they won’t. The savage is dead.

      • gabby

        LOL. You are funny. You taking the time out to come on this website to try to incite the readers with your silly comments is just too funny. Keep it up though cause you are funny.

        • cecil toungsi

          Very funny, look at all the names he created in the comments section. They must have access to computers in those psych wards nowadays.

        • sandra

          You taking the time out to come on this website to try to incite the reader

          i find internet people are as easy to incite as they are to fool. not exactly the brightest lot.

  • Rwall

    They blame him instead of their self. Pitiful

    • Cyrus Johnson

      Yes, because it was his fault, what planet are you from ?

      • robert justus

        What planet are you from?

      • therealdealishere

        It wasn’t his fault that she killed herself.

      • Rwall

        His Fault She is the Dumb Ace who did not do what she was ask. Is she Better than You and Me. No

    • Kory Green

      You must not have read the story. The officer committed perjury. That is a crime. He’s supposed to be fired.

      • Rwall

        Who started it? If she would of done what she was ask she would be alive today and he would of done Nothing Wrong. Some people need to Grow up and Quit blaming others for their mistakes

        • Kory Green

          The cop started it when he pulled her over. He has a history of abusing his power. Committing perjury was the final straw. You can try to spin this to focus on your hatred of Ms. Bland, but none of that matters. Your prejudices don’t negate the truth that he committed a crime and deserved to be fired.

          • Rwall

            Kory are you that Blind? Cop minding his on Business she drive buy does not use a Blinker and you blame Him. Are you for Real Their No way you can blame him for this She is the One that started She broke the law A petty Law but a law You have to be Smart enough to see this. You said hatred of Ms. Bland I did not even know her until this but for you to mention Hatred you must have it. I treat every body the same and if you don’t like that Go Jump Off A Bridge

            • Kory Green

              Are you that dumb? What more do you want to be done to the black woman that you hate for no reason at all other than she was a black woman? She’s freakin’ dead already. Shouldn’t you be happy with that? The cop committed perjury so he was fired and he will be charged. End of story. Slap your parents for birthing you.

              • Rwall

                This beautiful young lady has taken her life .When she needed are help and by are help I mean white, black and brown and by her family you know mom dad sister and brother aunt and uncles and anyone else that could tell she was hurting and needed us and all you want to do is point a finger at one person and blame him we all need to stop the finger pointing game and pray for all the beautiful young people that we can help now calling someone names does not help. You need to remember that there is a mother out there still in pain and loved her child and you think we should be happy she’s dead I feel bad for you .You need God I will pray for you tonight and give your name out loud in church .Please remember young man do not say or do anything today that you can not live with tomorrow. And when anyone dies we all loose.

                • Kory Green

                  You should pray for yourself, because not only are you stupid, you’re a racist and a condescending liar. Stop using God as a weapon in your ineffectual online trolling attacks.

                  • Rwall

                    Kory Can you answer a Simple Question I think you can
                    Were you Born stupid or did Grow in to it? Simple Question if you do not answer who is the Racist POS

                  • Cyrus Johnson

                    Kory, what is the odd we could have this many Racist Morons on this one Site, I think very slim ! Therefore, I believed it’s only one person with several accounts, reason, a Racist Troll is weak and selfish, but want you and I to believed, he is not alone, got it ?

                    • Kory Green

                      You might be right. Their hatred is so easy to detect and dismantle. The thing is, he can feel whatever he wants to about Ms. Bland, but he shouldn’t let that deflect from the real point of the story, which is the officer being fired for perjury.

                    • Cyrus Johnson

                      Well, we’re talking about the Officer perjury, to a Racist that’s ok ! If you took note, not many persons comment on his perjury, it only matter when Blacks perjure themselves !

        • Raze

          If the cop would have done what HE was asked (which was not to LIE in court) he would have had his job. He lied, and was punished. If he was was right in the way he handled her, then he wouldn’t need to lie under oath, don’t you think?

          • Rwall

            I guess you like to Blame people It all started with her acting like a Ace If she would of been Decent None of this would of happen Right?

            • Raze

              Even if she didn’t act decent, the cop should have told the truth. He was under oath, lied and has paid the consequences of his lies. People who have nothing to hide don’t lie in court.

          • Cyrus Johnson

            You’re so right, and if he didn’t lie to get her arrested, she probable would be still alive, so he should be blame for her death too, you think ?

  • Music

    It’s pathetic whenever someone creates multiple accounts pretending to be different people, in order to post hateful comments.

    • Isis

      VERY!

    • travler

      I post my truths while using the same name. Hell, considering the type of people that the magazine tries to attract, most of them can’t read anyway.

    • cecil toungsi

      What’s even more funny is he/she knew you were talking about him/her.

      • Lex

        Right. A hit dog will holla.

      • Music

        I know right!…lol

    • Ajavee

      Music all of your post and then some. I got several of my posts deleted becaause I did not agree with the majority of the posters and this person is coming on a Black female website and making racists comments and his post have not been deleted makes you wonder who is behind MN? I am done.

      • Cyrus Johnson

        Well, what going on are Racist Trolls with more than one accounts, and if he or she doesn’t agree with your Comment, then it’s voted Down, and that I guess, make them happy, got it ! Of course, these persons are very selfish, they only want comments that are in support of their, no other persons should have different views, from their, so Selfish !

    • Mrs.J

      Yea.This site has turned into yahoo news lol.

  • travler

    Sure something happened on the day of her death. She hung herself and, including her hanging, nothing of importance happened that day. Concerning this incident the only thing of importance that has happened is that the trooper was wrongly fired. His superiors gave the trooper to the animals in order to be politically correct. A good man was wrongly fired simply because of a piece of trash. And she was a piece of trash.

    • Isis

      She shouldn’t have been in jail in the first place. He lied just so he could have an excuse to lock her up. Now he deserves to get fired.

      • travler

        It seems that they both got what they deserved. But I still think the trooper was treated unfairly, just so his superiors could be politically correct. I do feel sorry for the trooper.

        • Isis

          I feel sorry you think in such a way. have a great day.

        • Cyrus Johnson

          How can you write such a comment, you have to be either a Moron or Evil person, which one is it ?

          • cecil toungsi

            He’s a troll. Check his others comments with different names or pseudo. He’s sick.

            • Cyrus Johnson

              Yes I saw that other name, Rupert justust , he is pass sick, he is a RACIST Moron !

      • robert justus

        Are you frickin kidding me the psycho was get smart with and fighting the cop.

  • cecil toungsi

    I still believe that something happened that day leading to sandra’s death. All the footages and autopsies report will not change that.

    • robert justus

      The psycho killed herself now accept it.

      • cecil toungsi

        You can change your pseudo as much as you want, you aren’t fooling anybody. The only psycho here is you.

        • robert justus

          Wrong it’s people like you that are and I hope the cop sues and gets his job back.

          • Lou Wills

            Who cares what you think! And who cares if the racist cop gets his job back, he’s WHITE so that should be easy! What will be hard is that he will have to answer to the Almighty and so will your ignorance!

            • Liberals R Disturbed

              you and your types keep acting out…the more you don’t change the more it stays the same for you

              • Lou Wills

                NOPE, wrong! Ain’t no you and your types here..it’s actually YOU and YOUR TYPE! You don’t have a clue of who I am or what I do, so take your ignorance somewhere else! Like I said, I don’t care what you think or if that WHITE racist cop gets his job back! He will have to answer to GOD for his behavior!

                • Liberals R Disturbed

                  Everyones a racist with your types when they bust your ass.
                  Only one that answered to god is that druggie criminal that killed herself. And the answer was NO!
                  And BTW…expect more of this .

                  • Lou Wills

                    You ain’t bust nothing here.. and you ain’t never going to be able to bust anything here so take your racist EDOMITE demonic self and go jump in a lake. You and those racist white cops will reap what you have sown..you demonic demon!!!! HA! You don’t scare me at all so BTW…keep on coming you demon! HA!!!!!!!!!

                    • Liberals R Disturbed

                      You ‘tards day is here. Just by your rants and everything racist bs I know its having an effect. You people will never win this…its too late we’ve been onto you for some time now. Keep effn up and watch what happens. #blacklivessplatter

                    • Lou Wills

                      You are the one ranting…..go take your meds or better yet go drinks someone’s blood isn’t that what you people do! HA! Now you think your vampires….weirdo and Satanic EDOMITE!