Waiting Game: Still no decision in the Tanisha Anderson death-in - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Waiting Game: Still no decision in the Tanisha Anderson death-in-custody case

Tanisha Anderson died in police custody in November 2014. (Source: Family) Tanisha Anderson died in police custody in November 2014. (Source: Family)
  • Surfing the WebMore>>

  • MLK march in Cleveland

    MLK march in Cleveland

    Monday, January 19 2015 3:30 PM EST2015-01-19 20:30:56 GMT
    Tuesday, July 5 2016 1:43 PM EDT2016-07-05 17:43:02 GMT
    Dozens of people in the streets of Cleveland marched on MLK Day, protesting the shooting death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice by a Cleveland police officer, and the death of Tanisha Anderson while in police custody.More >>
    Dozens of people in the streets of Cleveland marched on MLK Day, protesting the shooting death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice by a Cleveland police officer, and the death of Tanisha Anderson while in police custody.
    More >>
  • Pre-disciplinary hearing set for CPD officers involved in Tanisha Anderson's death

    Pre-disciplinary hearing set for CPD officers involved in Tanisha Anderson's death

    Friday, February 13 2015 12:37 PM EST2015-02-13 17:37:57 GMT
    Friday, February 13 2015 1:01 PM EST2015-02-13 18:01:47 GMT
    Cleveland's Director of Public Safety, Michael McGrath, announced that a pre-disciplinary hearing will be conducted Friday for Cleveland Police Patrol Officers Scott Aldridge and Bryan Meyers.

    They are accused in connection with the death-in-custody incident involving Tanisha Anderson.

    More >>
    Cleveland's Director of Public Safety, Michael McGrath, announced that a pre-disciplinary hearing will be conducted Friday for Cleveland Police Patrol Officers Scott Aldridge and Bryan Meyers.

    They are accused in connection with the death-in-custody incident involving Tanisha Anderson.

    More >>
  • Tanisha Anderson's family seeks justice in her death

    Tanisha Anderson's family seeks justice in her death

    Wednesday, January 7 2015 12:22 PM EST2015-01-07 17:22:20 GMT
    Wednesday, January 7 2015 12:22 PM EST2015-01-07 17:22:20 GMT
    The family of Tanisha Anderson has scheduled a news conference Thursday to discuss a civil rights lawsuit and wrongful death complaint filed against the city of  Cleveland and the police officers involved in her death. 

    More >>
    The family of Tanisha Anderson has scheduled a news conference Thursday to discuss a civil rights lawsuit and wrongful death complaint filed against the city of  Cleveland and the police officers involved in her death. 

    More >>
  • THIS JUST IN: Mentally ill woman's death ruled a homicide

    THIS JUST IN: Mentally ill woman's death ruled a homicide

    Friday, January 2 2015 12:07 PM EST2015-01-02 17:07:42 GMT
    Friday, January 2 2015 12:45 PM EST2015-01-02 17:45:09 GMT
    The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner has released new information about the death of a woman who died in police custody.
    37-year-old Tanisha Anderson died on Nov. 12. She had been began acting out due to mental health and other medical issues so her family called 911 for help.
    More >>
    The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner has released new information about the death of a woman who died in police custody.
    37-year-old Tanisha Anderson died on Nov. 12. She had been began acting out due to mental health and other medical issues so her family called 911 for help.
    More >>
  • Tanisha Anderson's family feel her death was preventable

    Tanisha Anderson's family feel her death was preventable

    Monday, December 22 2014 3:58 PM EST2014-12-22 20:58:52 GMT
    Friday, January 2 2015 11:32 AM EST2015-01-02 16:32:38 GMT
    The family of Tanisha Anderson held a news conference and used it to accuse Cleveland police of using excessive force in the death of their daughter.  More >>
    The family of Tanisha Anderson held a news conference and used it to accuse Cleveland police of using excessive force in the death of their daughter.  More >>

Cleveland's Director of Public Safety Michael McGrath has yet to decide whether or not Cleveland police officers Scott Aldridge and Bryan Myers violated at least a half dozen department policies, including use of force, when they arrested Tanisha Anderson last year. 

Investigators accuse Officers Aldridge and Myers of 'failing to notify EMS in a timely fashion' when it was apparent Ms. Anderson was in need of medical care.

Anderson, 37, died on Nov. 12, 2014. She had been began acting out due to mental health and other medical issues so her family called 911 for help. According to family members, the way she was subdued by officers is what killed her.

Anderson's death was ruled a homicide on January 2, 2015.

Officer Aldridge, a veteran of 7 years, and Bryan Myers, a rookie who has been on the job less than a year, have both been on restricted duty since the incident.

McGrath has up to 90 days to make a decision on whether disciplinary action is warranted but he is not expected to take that long.

Copyright 2015 WOIO. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly