OC Settles Over Marine Shot by Deputy for $4.4M

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Orange County officials have voted to pay a $4.4 million settlement to the family of an unarmed Marine who was fatally shot by a sheriff's deputy at San Clemente High School.

City News Service reports that the settlement with the family of Sgt. Manuel Levi Loggins Jr. was announced Wednesday by county spokesman Howard Sutter.

County supervisors voted last month to authorize attorneys to settle the federal lawsuit.

Officials say the 31-year-old Loggins was in his SUV with his two daughters when he crashed through a parking lot gate on Feb. 7, 2012.

He was shot and killed by Deputy Darren Sandberg, who was later exonerated county prosecutors, who found the shooting justified.

Loggins' family disagreed with that finding, and his widow filed a wrongful death lawsuit.

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