Orange County to Pay $4.4 Million to Family of Unarmed Marine Shot Dead by Sheriff’s Deputy
Orange County, California will pay more than $4 million to the family of an unarmed Marine shot dead by a sheriff’s deputy in 2012.
KABC reports that the Orange County Board of Supervisors has agreed to pay more than $4.4 million to relatives of Sgt. Manuel Levi Loggins Jr, a 31-year-old Marine who was shot and killed by Sheriff’s Deputy Darren Sandberg on February 7, 2012.
Sandberg shot Loggins after he crashed his sport utility vehicle through a parking lot gate at San Clemente High School. His two daughters were in the SUV at the time of the incident. Sandberg ordered Loggins to stop the vehicle and get out; when the driver failed to comply, the deputy opened fire.
An inquiry later found that Sandberg, a 15-year veteran of the department, acted appropriately. Although cleared of wrongdoing, Loggins’ family filed a federal lawsuit against the county seeking damages.
Loggins was survived by his wife and four children.