“People’s Sheriff” David Clarke will walk through Sandra Bland’s traffic stop “through a cop’s eyes” in his Saturday podcast.
Bland hanged herself in her jail cell on July 13, three days after Texas State Trooper Brian Encinia arrested her for allegedly assaulting him during a traffic stop for a minor infraction.
Her death led to a major outcry in social media using the hashtag #IfIDieInPoliceCustody.
Encinia, 30, had been on the job for about a year when Bland’s arrest occurred.
The Blaze did not disclose the time that Clarke’s podcast would be aired Saturday — it can be found on TheBlaze Radio and on streaming website Stitcher — but Clarke stirred up some earnest conversations on Twitter from both sides of the issue.
People’s Sheriff new podcast Sat. I take you thru the entire Sandra Bland traffic stop in Texas thru a cops eyes. pic.twitter.com/Ow1BtODcsI
— David A. Clarke, Jr. (@SheriffClarke) August 1, 2015
@Rayyymo I disagree. He’s a coward that won’t call out bad cops. He makes excuses for them and that furthers the bad behavior.
— 패 김정 남 (@writer_nw) August 1, 2015
@SheriffClarke Through your eyes. You don’t represent all cops.
— Jack Straw (@J_Straw_KS) August 1, 2015
@SheriffClarke i absolutely respect and adore Mr Clarke jr! Smart man!
— wadeat14 (@weneedtemplars) August 1, 2015
Watch dashcam video of Bland’s traffic stop below.