CLEVELAND – A mother speaking out as she says she continues to wait to get justice for her daughter.
“You wouldn’t have known Tanisha was bipolar unless you asked her, that day was just a bad day,” said Cassandra Johnson, Tanisha Anderson’s mother.
Anderson died in November 2014, after she was handcuffed by police.
Cleveland police struggled with her as they tried to take her for a mental evaluation.
Her family says an officer slammed her to the ground, something the police union disputes.
The medical examiner ruled her death a homicide, citing factors including the physical restraint of police as well as her mental illness and a heart condition.
Tanisha’s mother and her attorneys. David Malik and Sara Gedeon, have filed a civil lawsuit and say they would like officers to have more training on dealing with the mentally ill.