The civil trial for Augusta Police Officer Laura Drouin began yesterday, May 21 in Bangor.
Jason Begin is asking for $2.5 million in damages.
According to WABI, Brad Pattershall, Begin’s Attorney said, “Her conclusion that he might be a risk to somebody else, we believe is wrong because he cut only himself and never made any movements towards anybody else and he never threatened anybody else before he got shot. We think that’s in our favor and also there was no warning given. There was a “hey, hey” then three shots with a 40 caliber handgun.”
The trial is expected to last until Friday.