Shavon Bland has joined the Dallas Police Department.
Bland is the sister of Sandra Bland whose arrest received great criticism after she was stopped by police for not turning on her traffic signal. At some point, Sandra Bland was taken out her vehicle and tased. Three days following that, she was discovered dead in her jail cell.
Shavon Bland stated that she first joined the force for her sister and relatives. She began by speaking out about police brutality.
She then decided that if she wanted to see change, she would really have to do something about it. Thus, she joined the Dallas Police Academy.
The apprehension and death of Sandra Bland changed law and made police departments in Texas implement racial profiling training and keep documents that have information on race and ethnicity of those who are stopped.
Bland says that her sister would be happy about her new career path.
On Monday, Shavon Bland will start her field training and says she is ready for the challenge ahead.