Texas’ ‘Sandra Bland Act’ Bill Expected to Change Profiling Laws.
The first sweeping police overhaul proposed in Texas following a black woman’s 2015 death in jail after a confrontational traffic stop would revamp racial profiling laws and officer training – measures that one law enforcement group derided Thursday March 2 as misguided, and another said was financially problematic.
The “Sandra Bland Act” could also face a chilly reception from Republicans in the Texas Legislature. Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has named enhanced police protections not accountability measures a priority for lawmakers after a sniper killed five Dallas police officers last summer.