Tanisha Anderson Investigation Update:

Tanisha Anderson Investigation

Today, the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office released information regarding the in-custody death of Tanisha Anderson which occurred on November 13, 2014.  The Medical Examiner identified the cause of death as “Sudden death associated with physical restraint in a prone position in association with ischemic heart disease and Bipolar disorder with agitation,” and the manner of death as “Homicide, Legal Intervention”.

The Cleveland Division of Police Use of Deadly Force Investigation Team continues to investigate this case and no new information regarding the investigation is available at this time.  Both of the officers involved in the incident remain assigned to the Division of Police in a restricted duty capacity.

Upon completion of the Use of Deadly Force Investigation Team’s investigation, the case will be presented to the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office for review.