Waller County, TX — On Tuesday, the Texas Department of Public Safety released the dashcam footage of Sandra Bland’s arrest. However, there were clear inconsistencies within the video, leading many to believe it was doctored.
— T.L. Langford (@tlangford) July 22, 2015
The Texas Department of Public Safety said that the 52-minute dashcam video was not edited, but was due to an encoding error. However, it is unlikely that the 15-second repeated clip of a man leaving the truck is an encoding error.
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) July 22, 2015
Most dashcam footage that is released to the public also has a time stamp overlay, but this video does not.
After public outrage over the possibility of the dashcam footage being edited, the Texas Department of Public Safety released a second video, which clearly confirms these inconsistencies.
The second video they released today is 49:11 in length which is 3:01 shorter than the former footage, which was 52:12 in length.
The Los Angeles Times has released a video showing a side by side comparison of both videos. Skip to 23:20 to view the first set of anomalies, and then again to 30:43 to view the second set.
You will notice at the video on the right, the new video, ends 3 minutes prior to the first.