75-year-old Kendrick Sawyer of Brewer is accused of saying he would shoot any blacks he saw attending an N.A.A.C.P. meeting at a Bangor church.
Court documents indicate that Sawyer made the statement to his doctor at the V.A. center in Togus.
The Maine Attorney General’s office has filed a civil hate crime complaint against Sawyer.
The A.G.’s office is seeking an injunction, to protect members of the local N.A.A.C.P. chapter.