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Mother Of Woman Who Died In Police Custody Calls For Better Officer Training

Relatives of a woman who died in Cleveland police custody last month say officers need better training on dealing with mentally ill people. The mother of 37-year-old Tanisha Anderson says her daughter died November 12 during a mental-health episode. She says her daughter was schizophrenic, and claims an officer used excessive force on her.

A Cleveland police spokesperson says autopsy results are being delayed by a toxicology screening.

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.
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