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Attorney Cannon Lambert, center, speaks to the mother of Sandra Bland, Geneva Reed-Veal, left, and sister Sharon Cooper. Photo: Joshua Lott/Getty Images

The family of Sandra Bland has called for renewed investigation into her death after Dallas television station WFAA released previously unseen cellphone footage of the 2015 traffic stop that preceded her death, the New York Times reports.

What's new: Bland filmed the traffic stop on her cellphone. The footage shows former Texas state trooper Brian Encinia yelling at Bland to "get out of the car" before he brandished a taser and said "I will light you up!"

  • "What the video shows is that Encinia had no reason to be in fear of his safety," Bland family attorney Cannon Lambert told the NYT. "The video shows that he wasn't in fear of his safety. You could see that it was a cellphone, he was looking right at it."

What they're saying:

  • Bland family attorney Cannon Lambert says Bland's footage was not shown to him as evidence during the family's lawsuit against the Texas Department of Public Safety and Waller County, per the Washington Post.
  • Texas department officials say they provided the footage to Lambert: "The premise that the video was not produced as a part of the discovery process is wrong ... A hard drive containing copies of 820 Gigabytes of data compiled by DPS from its investigation, including the dashcam videos, jail video footage and data from Sandra Bland's cell phone, was part of discovery."

Background: Bland, an African-American woman from Chicago, was found dead in her jail cell 3 days after a traffic stop in 2015. Her death was officially ruled a suicide but her family protested that conclusion, saying she would have not tried to kill herself.

  • Charges against Encinia were ultimately dropped in exchange for him promising to leave law enforcement, the NYT notes.

The bottom line: Bland's death was a catalyst for nationwide protests against police brutality and police misconduct, which many protesters believed to be causes of her death. Those protests were led largely by Black Lives Matter, which later incorporated Bland's death into the #SayHerName movement.

Go deeper ... Watch "Say Her Name: The Life and Death Of Sandra Bland" on HBO

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Scoop: Former OMB director to set up Pro-Trump think tanks

OMB Director Russ Vought parfticipates in a photo-op for the printing of President Donald Trumps budget for Fiscal Year 2020 at the Government Publishing Office in Washington on Thursday, March 7, 2019. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Russ Vought, who led Donald Trump's Office of Management and Budget, plans to announce two pro-Trump organizations Tuesday, aiming to provide the ideological ammunition to sustain Trump's political movement after his departure from the White House.

Why it matters: The Center for American Restoration and an advocacy arm, America Restoration Action, will try to keep cultural issues that animated Trump’s presidency on the public agenda, according to people familiar with the matter.

Janet Yellen confirmed as Treasury secretary

Janet Yellen. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

The Senate voted 84-15 to confirm Janet Yellen as Treasury secretary on Monday.

Why it matters: Yellen is the first woman to serve as Treasury secretary, a Cabinet position that will be crucial in helping steer the country out of the pandemic-induced economic crisis.

Dan Primack, author of Pro Rata
4 hours ago - Economy & Business

Scoop: Red Sox strike out on deal to go public

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

The parent company of the Boston Red Sox and Liverpool F.C. has ended talks to sell a minority ownership stake to RedBall Acquisition, a SPAC formed by longtime baseball executive Billy Beane and investor Gerry Cardinale, Axios has learned from multiple sources. An alternative investment, structured more like private equity, remains possible.

Why it matters: Red Sox fans won't be able to buy stock in the team any time soon.