Manuel Levi "Manny" Loggins Jr.'s Family Sues County and Sheriff Over Marine's Slaying
|Sgt. Manny Loggins|
Seeking an unspecified amount, the suit was filed on behalf of Phoebe Loggins, the slain 31-year-old's wife, and their four daughters, two of whom were with their father when he was shot to death and another who was born about a month later.
|Loggins family attorney Brian Dunn|
Further, they "were not told they were free to leave," according to the suit.
The treatment of Loggins' daughters--coupled with his shooting death--caused the girls and the Marine's wife to suffer "physical pain, suffering, anguish, fright, nervousness, anxiety, grief, shock, humiliation, indignity, embarrassment and apprehension," states the suit, which was hammered out by the LA Cochran Firm staff of Brian T. Dunn, the family's lawyer.
Loggins drove his Chevy Yukon SUV with his daughters, ages 9 and 14, in the back seats that early morning of Feb. 7. The sheriff's department has released surveillance video from the high school of what they claim shows Loggins crashing through a gate. Dunn has said he sees a minor accident in the same tape.
|Deputy Darren Sandberg|
The Orange County District Attorney's office is investigating the officer-involved shooting.
As the sheriff's department and deputies union have rallied around Sandberg, a decorated officer who also served in the Marines, and damned the actions of Loggins,
Camp Pendleton brass, fellow Marines there and family, friends, classmates and Marines around the country have stood up for the sergeant's character and offered their heartfelt condolences to the family.
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