Family of Dainell Simmons files lawsuit against Suffolk after Taser death

Police say Dainell Simmons was struggling with police

Police say Dainell Simmons was struggling with police last summer when they used Tasers and pepper spray on the 29-year-old. (June 23, 2014 6:44 PM)

The family of a man who died after being Tasered by Suffolk police is filing a $20 million wrongful death lawsuit.

Dainell Simmons was a resident of the Maryhaven Center of Hope group home in Middle Island. His mother, Glynice Simmons, says her 29-year-old son was autistic and non-violent.

Police say Simmons was banging on walls and hitting Maryhaven staff members when they were summoned...

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