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Tue Feb 7, 2017, 06:55 AM

Cleveland Agrees to $2.25-Million Settlement with Family of Tanisha Anderson

After denying nearly all allegations set forth in the wrongful death lawsuit prompted by Tanisha Anderson's homicide (see below), the city of Cleveland has agreed to a $2.25-million settlement with her family.

Police officers Scott Aldridge and Bryan Myers remain the subjects of a criminal investigation. Anderson was tackled and held to the ground before she lost consciousness and died.

A press conference is scheduled for 11 a.m.

Originally published Dec. 22, 2016

The same week that saw news that the city of Cleveland and the family of Dan Ficker have agreed to try and settle an ongoing wrongful death lawsuit stemming from the 2011 shooting death of Ficker by a Cleveland police officer also brings us news that the city is prepared to negotiate a settlement in another high-profile wrongful death case involving the police.

According to Cleveland.com's Eric Heisig, attorneys representing the city and the family of Tanisha Anderson today told a judge that they are willing to try and settle the lawsuit filed by Anderson's family back in January 2015. The 37-year-old died in November 2014 with her hands cuffed behind her back after her family called police. Anderson had suffered from mental illness and was having a breakdown. The county medical examiner ruled her death a homicide.

Read more: http://www.clevescene.com/scene-and-heard/archives/2016/09/14/city-of-cleveland-denies-role-in-tanisha-andersons-homicide-requests-lawsuit-be-dismissed

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