Family Of Marine Shot By OC Deputy Files Claim

Published March 8, 2012 6:18AM (EST)

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — An attorney has filed a claim on behalf of the family of a Camp Pendleton Marine killed by an Orange County sheriff's deputy last month.

The claim filed Wednesday says the shooting of Marine Sgt. Manuel Loggins Jr. was not justified, and the two daughters who watched him die were held against their will for 13 hours.

Attorney Brian T. Dunn tells the Los Angeles Times the filing is the first step toward a lawsuit against the deputy, his department and the county.

Sheriff Sandra Hutchens tells the Orange County register the claim is "not unexpected" but she could not comment further.

Authorities say Loggins was killed after he plowed through a gate at a high school in his SUV with his two daughters inside and refused to follow orders.

By Salon Staff

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