Family of Tanisha Anderson asks AG’s office for answers in her death

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CLEVELAND — Family members of Tanisha Anderson are asking the Ohio Attorney General’s Office for answers in her death.

The family sent a letter to Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine asking for a status report on the case.

**For the full letter, click here**

“The family of Tanisha Anderson is demanding answers and we want them now,” the letter states. “This case was assigned to your office months ago.”

The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s office asked for the case to be given to a special prosecutor in March. The attorney general’s office was appointed as the special prosecutor.

A spokesman for the attorney general’s office said two weeks ago they were waiting to get the case file.

A special master was appointed by the court in April to review the file before it’s handed over to prosecutor.

The first special master recused himself in early May. Three weeks later a new special master was assigned.

It’s not known when the case will be sent to the AG’s office.

“Many of these cases just like Tanisha’s continue to disappear in the dust and not handled properly within the judicial system,” the letter states. “Tanisha’s family is determined not to allow politics to treat her death as another death in the wind.”

Tanisha died in Cleveland police custody in November 2014.  She had a mental illness and her family wanted her taken to the hospital for an evaluation.

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