Remembering Sandra Bland

Updated 9:02 PM ET, Sat July 25, 2015
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The mother of Sandra Bland, Geneva Reed-Veal, center, and sister Shavon Bland mourn at the gravesite during the funeral at Mount Glenwood Memory Gardens West cemetery, on Saturday, July 25, in Willow Springs, Illinois. Bland was arrested on July 10 for allegedly assaulting an officer during a routine traffic stop. On July 13, she was found dead in her jail cell. Police say the 28-year-old hanged herself with a plastic bag. Her family disputes that. Jonathan Gibby/Getty Images
Hundreds of people attended Sandra Bland's funeral near the Chicago suburb where she grew up. Jonathan Gibby/Getty Images
Shavon Bland, the sister of Sandra Bland, holds a flower over her gravesite on July 25. Jonathan Gibby/Getty Images
Sandra Bland's sister, Sharon Cooper, kneels at Bland's burial site on July 25. Christian K. Lee/AP
Jeanette Williams places a bouquet of roses at a memorial for Sandra Bland near Bland's alma mater, Prairie View A&M University, in Prairie View, Texas, on Tuesday, July 21. Pat Sullivan/AP
Geneva Reed-Veal, Bland's mother, hugs family members at a memorial service for her daughter July 21 in Prairie View. Pat Sullivan/AP
Angel Duncan cries Sunday, July 19, while speaking at a vigil at Bland's alma mater. Jon Shapley/Houston Chronicle/AP
Lanitra Dean hugs Bland's friend Carlesha Harrison during the Prairie View vigil on July 19. Bland had been arrested by the Texas Department of Public Safety, which said she became "argumentative and uncooperative" during a traffic stop. Jon Shapley/Houston Chronicle/AP
The Revs. James Miller and Lana Parks Miller lead a prayer walk remembering Bland in Lisle, Illinois, on July 19. Bland lived in the Chicago suburb of Naperville, Illinois. Her family questions that she would commit suicide. Sharon Cooper, one of Bland's sisters, said the idea of her sister committing suicide is "unfathomable" to her. Mike Krebs/Daily Herald/AP
Quanell X, leader of the New Black Panther Party, holds a plastic bag while speaking at a rally at the Waller County Courthouse in Hempstead, Texas, on Friday, July 17. Authorities said there were no cameras in Bland's jail cell to show that she hanged herself, but cameras in the hallway show no one entering or leaving the cell before her body was discovered. Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman/AP
From left, Hempstead Mayor Michael Wolfe, Prairie View Mayor Frank Jackson and Texas state Sen. Lois Kolkhorst listen as Waller County District Attorney Elton Mathis, right, speaks to the media in Hempstead on July 17. "The death of Sandra Bland will not be swept under the rug," Mathis said. The Texas Rangers and the FBI are investigating her death. Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle/AP