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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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Markus Johnson

Markus Johnson, aged 21, died on September 6, 2019, in the Danville Correctional Center, a medium-security prison in Illinois. Markus was diagnosed with bipolar disorder

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Yong Yang

Yang, 40, was killed on May 2 after allegedly wielding a kitchen knife toward officers responding to reports of a mental health episode. Yang’s parents called the Los Angeles

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