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.
Hours before he died, Pittsburgh Jail released an autistic man with intellectual disability from custody
Pittsburgh Institute for Non-Profit Journalism: “Anthony Talotta, 57, died Wednesday at UPMC Mercy Hospital after he was found unresponsive in his cell at the Allegheny