On Tuesday Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw was asked who was responsible in the escalation of events from traffic stop to arrest in the case of Sandra Bland. McCraw responded:
“It’s always on the trooper. We’re accountable for every stop. And the citizen has a right to be objectionable – they can be rude. They can do a lot of things. They can say things, they can do things, and at the end of the day, we have an obligation not to react and be pulled into that. We’ve got to be professional, above that.”
His statements come four weeks after a grand jury failed to indict any officer in the death of Sandra Bland.