A mentally ill Ohio woman is dead after a Cleveland police officer allegedly slammed her head into the pavement right outside her family’s home.
The incident began when Tanesha Anderson’s family called police explaining she was creating a disturbance. The 37-year-old woman was mentally ill and suffered from bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. After police came to the house, a discussion followed in which it was agreed that Anderson would go to hospital for an evaluation.
Police reports and witnesses agree on what happened up until this point, but not on what followed next.
According to the family, officers went too far, and during a struggle one of them slammed Anderson to the sidewalk, where she died.