Maine Man Wants $120 Million in Damages After Police Standoff
DIXMONT, Maine (AP) — A Maine man who caused a standoff that ended with him being shot three times and his home destroyed by a police explosive plans to sue law enforcement agencies.
The Bangor Daily News reports a claim by Michael Grendell sent Monday to state police and other departments requests $120 million in damages.
The 62-year-old man says authorities didn't wait for a negotiator trained to handle mental health crises and failed to obtain a proper warrant to use a bomb.
Police were called to Grendell's home in Dixmont in June after a neighbor said he shot at him. Authorities say officers used an explosive to draw Grendell out of his house and then shot him when he came out with a rifle.
The Maine attorney general's office had no comment.
(Information from: Bangor Daily News, http://www.bangordailynews.com)