Family of Dainell Simmons files lawsuit against Suffolk after Taser death

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Police say Dainell Simmons was struggling with police last summer when they used Tasers and pepper spray on the 29-year-old.

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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