Tanisha Anderson’s family called 911 because they sought help as she suffered through a bipolar episode. Instead of receiving any sort of care, Tanisha was killed. From the official statement of the Cleveland Police Department:
Once handcuffed, the woman continued to resist officers attempts to place her in the police car. The woman began to kick at officers. A short time later the woman stopped struggling and appeared to go limp.
What the cops didn’t include in this official statement is that Tanisha went limp after they slammed her onto concrete.
Officer Scott Aldridge was involved in Tanisha’s murder. Exactly two years and sixteen days earlier, he took part in this lynching.
Of her mother, Tanisha’s daughter said this: “People would do so much wrong to her, but she still turned around and she forgave.”