It is appalling that Dainell Simmons died after a Suffolk County Police Department intervention at his group home ["Shock & stun," News, Oct. 28]. Simmons died after he was shot with a Taser and doused with pepper spray in July.

I am the parent of an autistic son. The group home should have had a plan so the police would not have had to intervene. Also, the police should have training in dealing with people with disabilities.

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Tasers should not be used on disabled individuals. These people often have medical issues that are not evident, and the use of a Taser can have serious consequences.

Catherine McGrath, Wading River