Tanisha Anderson: Died Nov. 13, 2014, age 37, Cleveland
Over a year after Tanisha Anderson lost her life in an incident with Cleveland police officers, <a href=”http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2015/11/vigil_marks_anniversary_of_tan.html” target=”_blank”>her family is still waiting for answers</a>. <br><br>The 37-year-old died after her mother called 911 while Anderson was having a “<a href=”http://media.newsnet5.com/uploads/Anderson%20Wrongful%20Death%20Lawsuit.pdf?_ga=1.23829242.1315093678.1418058803″ target=”_blank”>mental health episode</a>,” as described in the family’s subsequent lawsuit against city police. Officials say that when officers tried to take Anderson to a treatment facility, she struggled and then went limp. Her family says police slammed her to the ground and put a knee in her back. A medical examiner ruled Anderson’s death a homicide, the result of being “<a href=”http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2015/01/medical_examiner_releases_full.html” target=”_blank”>physically restrained in a prone position by Cleveland police</a>.” Her heart condition and bipolar disorder were also considered factors.<br><br>The Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department <a href=”http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2015/06/cuyahoga_county_sheriffs_depar_4.html” target=”_blank”>began investigating the incident in July</a> at the request of the prosecutor’s office. <br><br>In a wrongful death lawsuit, Anderson’s family alleges that CPD Officers Scott Aldridge and Bryan Myers <a href=”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/07/tanisha-anderson-lawsuit_n_6430080.html” target=”_blank”>did not provide medical attention</a> to Anderson as she lay on the ground unconscious.<br><br>Aldridge had <a href=”http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2015/01/cleveland_cop_involved_in_tani.html” target=”_blank”>previously been suspended</a> for violating the department’s use-of-force policies, according to Northeast Ohio Media Group, and was disciplined in 2012 for his role in the deaths of Malissa Williams and Timothy Russell (see slide #6 in this collection). Aldridge and Myers deny that they caused Anderson’s death and have <a href=”http://www.cleveland19.com/story/29502390/officers-ask-judge-to-dismiss-lawsuit-in-tanisha-anderson-case” target=”_blank”>asked for the case to be dismissed</a>.<br><br>The month after Anderson was killed, an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice concluded that Cleveland police have a <a href=”http://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/opa/press-releases/attachments/2014/12/04/cleveland_division_of_police_findings_letter.pdf” target=”_blank”>pattern of using excessive force</a>, including against people who are mentally ill, and that they don’t use appropriate techniques to account for mental illness.<br><br>Mauvion Green, Anderson’s daughter, told Northeast Ohio Media Group last year that she wants to work for <a href=”http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2014/11/daughter_of_mentally_ill_cleve.html” target=”_blank”>conscientious treatment of people with mental illnesses</a>. “I’m fighting for my mother, but I’m fighting for everyone else, too,” Green said.
more recommended stories
Beyoncé Tells Fans To ‘Bow Down’ For Michelle Obama’s Birthday
Beyoncé shared a powerful birthday message.
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Accused Of Firing Staffer Over Rape Allegation
A former staffer of Rep. Sheila.
49ers Star Marquise Goodwin And Wife Morgan Announce Loss Of Their Twins
San Francisco 49ers receiver Marquise Goodwin.
Chicago Officers Found Not Guilty In Cover-Up Of Laquan McDonald Shooting
CHICAGO (AP) — A judge has.
Brothers Of ‘Beale Street’: A Conversation About The Power Of Black Male Vulnerability
One of the most powerful scenes.
Louisville International Airport To Be Renamed For Muhammad Ali
Legendary sports figure Muhammad Ali is.
Fans Honor The Late Artist Aaliyah On What Would Have Been Her 40th Birthday
Fans of Aaliyah, the ’90s R&B.
Serena Williams Gets First Australian Open Victory Since 2017 Title Win While Pregnant
Serena Williams triumphantly returned to the Australian.
MLK Historical Park Closed On MLK’s Birthday Due To Shutdown
Another day, another unfortunate consequence of.
Congressman: I Would Vote To Expel Steve King From Congress
A New York congressman said Tuesday.