BANGOR — The longtime companion of a northern Maine man who was fatally shot by police has filed a lawsuit against the state, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency and the officers involved in the shooting.

Neil Begin was fatally shot by a state police officer and a border patrol agent on April 23, 2010, when he pointed a rifle at them outside his mobile home in Cyr Plantation while he was drunk. The Attorney General’s Office ruled the shooting was justified.

The Bangor Daily News says Sandra Parent, who was Begin’s live-in companion for 30 years, filed a complaint Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Bangor.

The suit alleges that the officers violated Begin’s state and federal constitutional rights. Parent is seeking damages and court and attorney fees.

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