Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Cleveland Police also killed Tanisha Anderson

We have all seen the horrifying video of what Cleveland Police did to Tamir Rice , but how many of us have heard the story of Tanisha Anderson who was killed by the Cleveland Police back in November 2014?

A 37-year-old schizophrenic woman died after police slammed her to the pavement outside her family's home, her brother said.

Tanisha Anderson was pronounced dead at Cleveland Clinic early Thursday after an altercation with officers nearly two hours earlier on the 1300 block of Ansel Road.

They killed my sister," her 40-year-old brother Joell Anderson said with welling eyes in his living room Thursday night. "I watched it."

Officers were called to the home after a family member reported that Anderson was disturbing the peace.

Patrolmen had lengthy discussions with Tanisha Anderson and members of her family. Everyone agreed she should undergo an evaluation at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, police said.

The official police account of what happened next is at odds with what several members of Tanisha Anderson's family said they witnessed.

Read more: Cleveland woman with mental illness died after police used takedown move, brother says

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