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Prosecutors clear deputy of criminal liability in fatal shooting of Marine


Last updated 9/28/2012 at Noon

SANTA ANA - An Orange County sheriff's deputy was justified in fatally shooting a 31-year-old Marine sergeant who crashed an SUV through a parking-lot gate at San Clemente High School with his two daughters in the back seat, District Attorney Tony Rackauckas said today.

Announcing the results of a lengthy investigation into the shooting, Rackauckas said Deputy Darren Sandberg acted properly when he opened fire on Sgt. Manuel Levi Loggins Jr. on Feb. 7.

The Camp Pendleton-based Marine had a ''stern'' look, appeared angry and was speeding before he crashed a GMC Yukon through the gate, his...

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