PHOTOS: Sandra Bland case
The hearing Thursday in Austin is the first time lawmakers are meeting to discuss the circumstances surrounding the death the 28-year-old black woman from suburban Chicago. Authorities say Bland on July 13 hanged herself in jail, a finding that her family has questioned.
Bland was in custody for allegedly assaulting a white Texas trooper who on July 10 pulled her over in Waller County for an improper lane change.
The Texas House Committee on County Affairs is now taking a new look at jail procedures and interactions with the police and the general public.
Texas Rangers and FBI are continuing to investigate Bland's death.
VIDEO IN SANDRA BLAND CASE
VIDEO: New dash cam video from Prairie View
VIDEO: Original dash cam video from Prairie View
VIDEO: From Waller County Jail