NBC 4 New York
Suffolk County police were called to a group home when a man with a disability became uncontrollable, authorities say. After a struggle with police that involved pepper spray and stun gun strikes, the man died. Greg Cergol reports.
Staff at the Maryhaven Center of Hope in Middle Island called police Wednesday night to report Dainell Simmons, a resident at the facility, had become violent and uncontrollable, officials said.
When officers arrived to take Simmons to the hospital, police say he lashed out at them and they used a stun gun and pepper spray to subdue him. During the struggle, Simmons become unresponsive and was taken to the hospital, where he died.
Multiple police officers were treated at the hospital for injuries they sustained during the struggle with Simmons.
An autopsy will be conducted on Simmons to determine how he died.