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Ohio AG Will Lead Independent Probe Of Woman Who Died In Cleveland Police Custody

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Anderson Family via Cleveland Police
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The Ohio Attorney General's office will serve as special prosecutor investigating the November 2014 death of Tanisha Anderson in a struggle with Cleveland police during a mental health crisis. Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty sent the case to the AG after the county sheriff department's investigation of Anderson's death revealed a conflict of interest for the prosecutor's office.  The office would not comment on the nature of the conflict. The county coroner ruled her death a homicide from being restrained in a prone position, though obesity and other health problems also contributed.

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