Texas Officials Appear To Edit Sandra Bland Arrest Video

UPDATE: A new video has been released that does not have the ‘glitches’ in the video. However, there is still no time/date code, and the new video is 3 minutes shorter than the original video. We are in process of reviewing the new video. If any more discrepancies are found, this post will be updated accordingly. 

In what appears to be a shocking attempt to hide the real truth of what happened during Sandra Bland’s arrest, Texas officials have released a a video that appears to be edited. Though officials claim it’s the original, unedited video, it’s easy to see and hear the edits, or ‘glitches’ as the officials call it.

Here is a video that Cops Caught On Tape put together showing the alleged edits in the video. 

Details for the above video:

A man leaves the truck in the center of the frame at 25:05. For the next 15 seconds, he walks toward the right of the frame and leaves. At 25:19, he suddenly appears again, promptly disappears, then returns at 25:22. The same footage of him walking is subsequently repeated.  At 32:37, a white car drives into the left side of the frame, then promptly disappears in the middle of the road. Seconds later, the same car drives back into the frame and subsequently turns left. This footage is later looped several times. A different white car also drives into the left side of the frame and turns left from 32:49 to 32:59. The previous white car again briefly enters the frame at 33:04, and once more at 33:06, yet it suddenly disappears both times. When these cuts are made in the footage, the lights on top of the truck in the center of the frame also abruptly cut out. At 33:08, the exact same footage from 32:37 is repeated, followed by the same second white car at 33:17.

It appears that someone cut footage out and looped part of the video in order to correspond with the recorded audio of Texas state trooper Brian Encinia speaking. Who exactly edited the footage is unknown, but the video was recorded by police and released by the Texas Department of Public Safety.


Here is the full video that was released by Texas officials.



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