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UPDATE: Deputy Who Killed Marine Resumes Job

Darren Sandberg returned to work March 2, about three weeks after shooting Marine Sgt. Manuel Loggins. But he's behind a desk in Mission Viejo, not on patrol, officials said.

Sheriff's Deputy , who shot and killed Marine Sgt. Manuel Loggins after a Feb. 7 traffic stop, returned to work March 2, officials said Thursday.

Sandberg is serving in a non-patrol assignment for now, Sheriff's Department spokesman Jim Amormino said. The news was first reported in the Orange County Register.

San Clemente city officials, who have been fielding calls from residents upset that Sandberg is back on duty, said Friday that the deputy was actually working a desk job in Mission Viejo.

The death of Loggins has sparked because he was unarmed and shot in his GMC Yukon as his two young daughters watched from the back seat.

Sandberg told investigators Loggins had been acting "irrationally" and disobeyed commands not to get back in the vehicle or drive away. When Loggins put the Yukon in gear, .

On Wednesday, the attorney for , setting the stage for an eventual lawsuit.

The shooting is being investigated by the Orange County District Attorney's office, a process that could take as long as six months to a year, a D.A. spokeswoman said.

-- Staff writer Sarah de Crescenzo contributed to this story.

ms.sc. March 11, 2012 at 03:31 AM
This is not right with me either. Something is horribly wrong and sounds very illegal if it is true. We are not a third world country. OCSD needs to answer the mother's questions and the public's questions pronto! If everything was proper, the OCSD would be first to admit everything was done in accordance with the law. Their silence is damaging.
MrsToo Tryll Lewis April 09, 2012 at 04:28 PM
You don't know that to be fact and futhermore, if it was one of your love ones, I am willing to bet you wouldn't be singing the same tune. Beside, he hadn't put his children in any more danger than the deputy that shot him in the same vehicle that his children was sitting in. So who's stupid now???
RG Davis May 18, 2012 at 12:15 AM
You are out of your mind moron
RG Davis May 18, 2012 at 12:16 AM
Being a retired Deputy Sheriff myself; and then returning back to active duty USMC; I have seen a lot of contempt on the part of the Orange County Sheriff's Dept, especially in San Clemente. This is absolutely BS that these coward cops get away with killing true American heros. There is another incident in Leon County FL where another US Marine was killed by some punk officer after the Marine had just gotten back from deployment. To make matters worse, it is said this Marine answered the door of which the deputy had incorrectly knocked on looking for someone else. As a Retired LEO and US Marine, I am very saddened when I see Marines slaughtered at the hands of cowards in uniform who do not have the correct training to deal with situations such as this. Orange County Deputies may spend up to seven years working as a jailer/corrections officer; (which by the way is NOT a person who should be working the streets). Jailers are used to dealing with incarcerated, and do not always use 'disretion' that a street officer would have to. Street officers have to have calculated investigative abilities to find out what is the incident at hand, and not 'jump the gun', while at the same time being ready to use force if it is needed according to the Use of Force Matrix. Both of these Sheriff's need to be recalled (Leon Co FL/Orange Co Ca) as they do not truly understand the working street levels of enforcement obviously. Not all Deputies are bad, but this is a shame. SF to the Fallen
RG Davis May 18, 2012 at 12:31 AM
mailman, you dont know what your talking about. Worry about what horrible service the US Post Office provides; and why are tax payers propping up a worthless dying industry?

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