Texas Officials Deny Editing Sandra Bland Arrest Video, Blame Irregularities on Glitch [Video]

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Texas officials have denied editing the dash-cam video of Sandra Bland’s violent arrest, instead attributing its blatant irregularities to technical issues caused during the uploading process. 

Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman Tom Vinger released the following statement:

“The entire video was uploaded to include the audio and video of the conversation the trooper had by telephone with his sergeant, which occurred after the arrest. Some of the video that occurred during this conversation was affected in the upload and is being addressed. We are working to repost the dash-cam video.”

According to officials, a new video will be uploaded later today.

For those of you who’ve yet to watch the video, the Los Angeles Times pointed out several of its noticeable anomalies.

Per the Los Angeles Times:

In the video, which is more than 52 minutes long, there are several spots in which cars and people disappear and reappear. When it released the video, the Public Safety Department did not mention any editing. The audio ends more than a minute before the video images do.

One of the more conspicuous anomalies comes 25 minutes and five seconds into the video, when a man walks from a truck off screen and then reappears suddenly at the spot where he began walking. The image flutters for a moment before resuming.

There are no breaks in the audio during this time. People are heard talking through the video gaps.

In another spot at 32 minutes and 37 seconds, a white car appears on the right side of the screen and then disappears. A moment later, what appears to be the same car comes back into the frame and turns left. During this time, Encinia is talking about what occurred during the arrest. There are no breaks in his speech.

What look like the same cars keep appearing in the same locations, following their same paths, beginning at 33 minutes and 4 seconds.

Again, the audio continues uninterrupted.

Like the Los Angeles Times, Selma director Ava DuVernay was also quick to note that the dash-cam video had been edited. See her tweets below.

You can view the dash-cam video of Bland’s violent arrest below.

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