Tanisha Anderson

Tanisha Anderson was a 37-year-old woman with psychiatric disabilities who lived in Cleveland, Ohio.  On November 13, 2014, Tanisha’s family called 911 when she was having a psychiatric emergency.  The police arrived instead of an ambulance.  The police slammed her to the ground, handcuffed, and put her in a position where she could not breathe.  An ambulance was not called until 45 minutes later.  Tanisha died at the hospital.  Her family has filed suit against the police department.  A grand jury failed to indict the police officers. Internally, the Cleveland police department suspended one officer, Scott Aldridge, for ten days without pay and give another police officer, Bryan Myers, a written warning.

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