Encinia is suspended pending a full investigation into Bland’s case. He has been re-assigned to “administrative duties” until cleared of any wrongdoing. Officials on the case further detailed that they had uncovered unusual “violations” in procedure by officers involved with Bland’s initial arrest.
We have identified violations of the department’s procedures regarding traffic stops and the department’s courtesy policy. Pending the outcome of the Texas Ranger and FBI investigation into this incident, the employee involved has been assigned administrative duties [and] at the conclusion of this investigation, any violations of protocols will be addressed.