mentally ill

Cleveland Settles with Family of Tanisha Anderson

Feb 6, 2017
photo of plaque remembering Tanisha Anderson
NICK CASTELE / IDEASTREAM

The city of Cleveland has reached at $2.25 million settlement with the family of a woman with mental illness who died after police tried to take her into custody. 

In November 2014, two Cleveland police officers responded to a call for a woman in crisis. As officers tried to put the handcuffed Tanisha Anderson in their cruiser, there was a struggle, and she ended up on the ground, unresponsive. She was pronounced dead at a hospital.

photo of Bob Spada
KAREN KASLER / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

A state Senate committee has overwhelmingly approved a bipartisan bill banning execution of people who were known to be severely mentally ill at the time they committed a capital crime.