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Officers in Tanisha Anderson case will soon have to answer questions from civil lawyers

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CLEVELAND-- A federal judge has issued a ruling that will soon require officers involved in the Tanisha Anderson case to answer questions from civil lawyers.

U.S. District Judge Donald Nugent ruled Wednesday that if the criminal investigation of Tanisha Anderson is not completed by Sept. 1, 2016, the officers will be required to answer questions by attorneys representing Anderson’s family.

Tanisha Anderson’s family filed a civil suit against the city shortly after Tanisha’s death.
Anderson, who had mental health issues, died in police custody in 2014.

Attorneys for her family say a criminal investigation has dragged on for 18 months, with no end in sight.

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