BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - According to federal court documents law enforcement officials are being sued by a Dixmont man who caused a standoff that ended with him being shot three times and his home destroyed by a police explosive.
62-year-old Michael Grendell argued police didn't wait for a negotiator trained to handle mental health crises and failed to obtain a proper warrant to use a bomb.
Eighteen state police members and one member of the attorney general's office are defendants.
Grendell filed a notice in December saying he would seek $120 million in damages.
Last year, he was sentenced to probation and a suspended jail term on charges, including criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon.
A spokesman for the Attorney General's Office declined to comment on the litigation.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.