City council members have decided to rename a Texas street in honor of Sandra Bland, USA Today reports.
University Drive, the same street where Bland was stopped for allegedly failing to signal a lane change, will be Sandra Bland Parkway for the next three to five years until the council votes again. The street also leads to Bland’s alma mater Prairie View A&M University.
After Bland was stopped on that very street on July 10th, she had a confrontation with the state trooper and he arrested her on a assault charge. She was found hanging in her cell July 13th. Her death has been ruled a suicide, despite public outcry that her death was a homicide.
Bland’s family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the arresting state trooper and wants the U.S Department of Justice to investigate her death.