source: The Huff Post
published: 2 January 2015
The death of Tanisha Anderson, the Cleveland woman who died in police custody late last year, has been ruled a homicide.
According to the Northeast Ohio Media Group, the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office announced its assessment on Friday, saying that the woman died “as a result of being physically restrained in a prone position by Cleveland police.”
Anderson suffered from heart disease and mental illness. The medical examiner’s office said those conditions were also factors in her death, per CBS News.
Anderson died in November following an encounter with Cleveland police. The woman’s family had reportedly called the cops for help after the 37-year-old began having a mental health episode.