Sandra Bland‘s family has reached a $1.9 million settlement in their wrongful death suit against local and state authorities in Texas, following Bland’s controversial jail death in custody last year, according to multiple reports.
What’s more, the settlement stipulates a series of procedure changes at the Texas jail where Bland died, including an around-the-clock nurse, according to these reports.
The Waller County jail and the Texas Department of Public Safety will pay the family and cover the costs of changing the procedures, CBS reports, citing the family’s attorney, Cannon Lambert.
Authorities say Bland, 28, hung herself in her jail cell in July 13, 2015, just three days after a traffic stop for a minor violation escalated to her arrest for assault. Part of the incident was captured on camera.
Bland’s death sparked national controversy and outrage, which grew as authorities maintained she killed herself, citing evidence of depression, as those closest to Bland insisted she would not have killed herself and was excited about starting a new job.
Others criticized what they called excessive use of force on the part of the officer in Bland’s stop, leading to her arrest.
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The officer who stopped her, Brian Encinia, was fired in March after he was indicted for perjury by a grand jury, in connection with statements he gave about the traffic stop, CNN reports.
“A grand jury did not believe Encinia’s statement that he removed Bland from the car she was driving so he could conduct a safer traffic investigation,” according to the network.
The county’s autopsy report concluded that Bland hung herself with a white trash bag, tied with a slip knot.
Details of the family’s settlement were finalized on Wednesday, according to CNN.
“The Waller County judge will be seeking passage of state legislation for more funding for local jails regarding intake and booking, screening and other jail support,” Lambert said, according to CNN.
Other changes include using automated electronic sensors for timely jail cell checks, providing on-duty medical professionals around the clock and providing education for jailer screening, NBC News reports.
PEOPLE was not immediately able to reach Lambert or Texas authorities for comment.