Officer won't apologize for shooting Navajo man
A trial into the shooting death of a Navajo Nation man by a police officer in Farmington, New Mexico, began on Monday.

Clint John, 21, was killed in June 2006. Officers were responding to a domestic violence call when they said he tried to attack them.

"There's nothing to apologize for," testified officer Shawn Scott, The Farmington Daily Times reported. "He did attack me, and he did take the baton away from me," he said. " This was quite a terrifying thing."

John's surviving family members allege Scott used excessive force. They sought to settle the lawsuit before the trial began.

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Lawsuit opens with officer's recount of Clint John shooting (The Farmington Daily Times 6/2)

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