New video recorded by Bland at the time of her arrest is leading to calls for the probe into her arrest and death to be reopened.
Ten recent deaths caused by police show a correlation between the size of the award and culpability.
Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, said Clinton has "compassion" and "understanding."
Texas State Trooper Brian Encinia arrested Sandra Bland three days before her jailhouse death.
The protesters are demanding accountability in shootings by police.
The 28-year-old woman was found hanging from a partition in her jail cell on July 13.
The measure is aimed at curbing racial profiling.
You don't know what a police officer is doing, so one author suggests you err on the side of complying with police demands.
Texas authorities said they showed the public new footage to dismiss rumors Bland was mistreated by officials.
The 28-year-old woman died in her Texas county jail cell on July 13, just days after being arrested.
The results conclude the cause of death was hanging and the manner of death was a suicide, officials said.