Prairie View City Council voted to rename road Sandra Bland Boulevard

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The Prairie View City Council voted Tuesday night to rename University Boulevard, the road to the Prairie View A&M University campus, to Sandra Bland Boulevard.

The vote came after an afternoon of demonstrations backing the move. Bland's death prompted numerous protests of law enforcement handling of her case.

A July 10 traffic stop in Prairie View escalated into a confrontation between Bland and a state trooper that led to Bland's arrest.

She was found hanged in her Waller County jail cell in Hempstead July 13 in a death ruled homicide.