The Chicago woman who committed suicide in a Waller County jail cell told a jail guard of a previous suicide attempt, Mashsable.com reports.
Sandra Bland, 28, was stopped by a Texas state trooper on Friday, July 20, for changing lanes without signaling.
Dash cam video of the traffic stop shows Bland was combative and noncompliant with the officer's orders.
After the trooper ordered her out of the car, Bland kicked the officer in the shin.
Bland was arrested for assault on an officer and she was transported to the Waller County jail in Hempstead, Texas Friday evening.
During the booking process, Bland told a jailer of her previous suicide attempt.
She told another jail staffer she was not suicidal but she was upset about being arrested.
In a Facebook video in March, Bland said she suffered from depression and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Her booking mugshot photo is a picture of an emotionally disturbed woman.
Bland was found dead in her cell Monday morning, about an hour after she spoke with a bail bondsman.
Her body was hanging from a partition that separates the toilet from the rest of the cell. She used a garbage can liner to hang herself.
Video taken outside her cell showed no one entering her cell in the hour before she was found dead.
The coroner ruled her cause of death as suicide by asphyxiation.
Mashable.com reports her body was flown back to Chicago for burial.
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