Police brutality seems to be a raging theme that has no end date. The latest victim, 37-year-old Tanesha Anderson, died after cops violently slammed her head against the pavement right outside her home.
The incident occurred in front of her family, and her brother confirmed that his sister was pronounced dead at Cleveland Clinic two hours after the unwarranted attack. As he fought back tears, Joell Anderson declared that the Ohio police savagely killed Tanesha in front of him. “They killed my sister, I watched it”.
Apparently suffering from bi-polar tendencies, her family called police to the house – hoping they could help subdue Tanesha, but what transpired next ended up putting their relative in dire circumstances.
A police source explains that once the cops arrived, they regarded the situation as a “disturbing the peace” call and it was immediately agreed that Tanesha needed to be evaluated at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center.
But family members describe a more chaotic scene as Tanesha was forcibly removed from the home and escorted to the police car. Once she was cuffed, things took a turn for the worse as she began to struggle after changing her mind about the evaluation. Sgt. Ali Pillow claims that the police tried to calm her down but she kept her resistance. “The woman began to kick at officers”. “A short time later the woman stopped struggling and appeared to go limp. Officers found a faint pulse on the victim and immediately called EMS.
But Tanesha’s brother insists that the police took advantage of his sister’s condition and helped escalate the situation. Her bipolar disorder and schizophrenia made her mood swings erratic and was most likely the reason why she was freaking out at the backseat of the police car. The tactics they used to keep her line proved to be deadly as they irresponsibly overpowered her and ended up banging her head in the concrete after she let the car.
After it was clear that she had been knocked out, they left her lying there with her sundress above her waist. None of the cops attempted to revive her and Joell was forced to use his jacket to cover his sister’s private parts.
The Cleveland Police Department has launched an investigation but in the meantime none of the officers have been reprimanded for their actions.