AUGUSTA (AP) — An outpatient at the Riverview Psychiatric Center who was shot by an Augusta police officer last year is suing the cop and the city, alleging his civil rights were violated.

Police said 37-year-old Jason Begin was shot last January inside the offices of an outpatient clinic, when Officer Laura Drouin responded to a request to help take Begin to the hospital.

The state attorney general ruled last month that Drouin was defending her life and others when she shot Begin. Authorities said Begin had a knife and threatened to harm himself.

A lawyer for Drouin and the city said he had just received the complaint and hadn’t yet met with his clients.

The Kennebec Journal reports Begin’s lawsuit was filed Feb. 16 in Bangor.

He seeks $2.5 million in damages.

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