Cleveland Disciplines Two Cops Involved In In-Custody Death

Mar 13, 2018

Cleveland Safety Director Mike McGrath announces discipline for officers involved in Anderson's death

Two white Cleveland police officers have been disciplined for their roles in the death of a mentally ill black woman who stopped breathing while she was handcuffed and struggling with police. 

Officer Scott Aldridge was suspended for 10 days. Officer Bryan Myers received a written warning. Both were cleared of any criminal liability in the 2014 death of 37-year-old Tanisha Anderson. The city settled a wrongful death lawsuit with Anderson's family for 2.25 million dollars. The Cuayhoga County coroner said Anderson stopped breathing after being placed on her stomach. The coroner said heart problems and mental illness contributed to her death. Another medical expert found her collapse "more consistent with a cardiac event."