Video Shows Marine Drive Through Gate Before Deputy Killed Him

Capistrano Unified School District releases a 30-minute tape from the parking lot near where Marine Sgt. Manuel Loggins was shot by a sheriff's deputy.

A surveillance video from the San Clemente High School parking lot where a deputy sheriff shot and killed Marine Sgt. Manuel Loggins shows Loggins driving through a gate, deputies milling about and Loggins being carried off in a stretcher.

The video does little to answer questions still swirling around the controversial shooting; it does not show Loggins being shot or include his daughters, who were in the back seat of Loggins' SUV when he was killed.

The video has no audio.

The Capistrano Unified School District released the video to the media Tuesday. The video begins at about 4:45 a.m. Feb. 7, the day Deputy Darren Sandberg shot Loggins. It lasts 31 minutes and 40 seconds.

The video shows Loggins' white SUV driving through a security gate and a police car following about 20 seconds later.

The first backup deputies arrived about 3 minutes later, and paramedics carried Loggins off on a stretcher about 24 minutes later.

Lindsey Hanson April 04, 2012 at 08:35 PM
So how do we see said video?
Penny Arévalo (Editor) April 04, 2012 at 09:14 PM
It's coming. Hang in there!
Lindsey Hanson April 04, 2012 at 10:20 PM
OCRegister has it http://www.ocregister.com/articles/loggins-347738-shooting-through.html?fb_comment_id=fbc_10150791705708487_23409864_10150791783553487#f219d8405
Adam Townsend April 04, 2012 at 11:24 PM
Video posted.
Chris McLaughlin April 05, 2012 at 06:12 AM
It looks like they should have very good dashcam video from that perspective of where the Police cars were. Questions: Why did CUSD not release this sooner, and what is their reasoning for releasing it now??
Chris McLaughlin April 05, 2012 at 07:04 AM
Not to be insensitive to the Loggins family, but have they released the official time of death yet? I thought that wasn't released, and there was some question whether or not Loggins was still alive and died at Mission Hospital or if he died on scene. It doesn't look like very aggressive CPR is in progress as they're wheeling Loggins out at the end, although that does look like a heart monitor/defibrillator screen on between his feet. I pulled up the Police Blotter, and I would like to see the whole first 6 minutes in real-time, to match to the Police Blotter: 4:41:26 Landmark Comment: 992J2 92672 AREA = 75 1ST TURN OFF INTO PLOT 4:41:52 Unit : 476 1 MB TOOK OFF ON FOOT THRU GATE 4:44:58 Unit : 476 WANT IS HIT AND RUN AND CHILD ENDANGERMENT 4:46:55 Unit : 476 REQ OCFA 4:50:14 10-39 OCFA 4:50:53 Unit : 4A32 1 IC 4:56:57 Unit : 4S70 MEDICS 97 The fact that it took 3 minutes just to 'deliver the message' (code 10-39) to call the ambulance is strange. How long does it take to call 911, ask for the rescue squad, and say you need a paramedic at San Clemente High School parking lot? About 30 seconds?? What's the call volume at 911 dispatch at 5 a.m.?? Do the Police not have an extra-expedited way to request ambulances in cases of emergency?? So many unanswered questions still, almost two months later...
Steven Winstead April 05, 2012 at 12:19 PM
The sad truth is that the criteria for selection and the training of law enforcement personnel practically guarantees these deadly sort of outcomes. Conbine that with the fact that unless an officer is a demonstrable double axe muderer, the union would close ranks around him, it's impossible to get a clear picture. I just think the kids are the biggest victems in all of this, seeing their father executed.without a trial, by a cop. I don't care how much they twist this to make it okay for the killer here, this guy used deadly force and executed this man in front of his children. Sleep well deputies.
Lindsey Hanson April 05, 2012 at 03:30 PM
That is because he was shot multiple times sitting in the front seat of his vehicle. They announced he was dead on site. I'm guessing immediately. Read all the articles in both the Patch and the Register, though the Union and Sheriffs stories to not add up you can piece it together.
Chris McLaughlin April 05, 2012 at 04:16 PM
Really? When did they announce the time/location of death? I'm sure they didn't initially. Initially they didn't even want to reveal that his daughters were in the car. (read back through the titles of the articles on Patch.) I agree that he probably was clinically dead on scene, meaning pulseless and apneic, but I don't believe he was legally dead until he got to the hospital and was pronounced by a medical doctor. Most Emergengy Departments don't allow paramedics to pronounce death on scene, and unless a patient is legally dead you're legally required to perform all lifesaving measures or be liable for abandonment or professional negligence. I think it's significant because the timeline of requesting and getting medical assistance alongside the policy of only using enough force necessary (and getting aid for injured suspects) and the video of them sort of doing CPR while transporting what is probably a deceased patient is another series of evidence that don't easily add up. Usually when someone is dead on scene they are covered up with a sheet and there's no hurry to remove the body. They must have thought he was still alive in this video, or least wished he still was.
Adam Townsend April 05, 2012 at 04:42 PM
The school released the video in response to formal public information requests from the Los Angeles Times. Unfortunately, they beat me on this story by about 20 hours.
Adam Townsend April 05, 2012 at 04:46 PM
According to Marc Stone from the Orange County Fire Authority, paramedics were aggressively performing CPR and other measures as soon as they arrived and as they took him to the hospital, indicating he died very soon after reaching the hospital. The Orange County Coroner, a division of the sheriff's department, would not release any information about Loggins, including the time of death, referring inquiries to the sheriff's department.
Chris McLaughlin April 05, 2012 at 05:18 PM
Thanks Adam! I guess Marc Stone and I may have a different idea of what aggressive CPR looks like, but given the severity of the injuries and the fact the 'platinum ten minutes' had already expired even before the medics arrived on-scene, I don't think Loggins really had a chance to survive the shooting. Despite that, I'm wondering what the dashcam video shows as far as Sandberg's actions immediately after shooting Loggins. The immediate first aid training hasn't changed since his days as a Marine: Stop the Bleeding, Start the Breathing, Treat for Shock. If the video shows Sandberg standing over/near Loggins instead of furiously plugging the holes in his body and trying to start CPR, that's important.
SC Resident April 05, 2012 at 10:50 PM
I sleep well knowing that there's one less crazed individual on the road endangering their kids.
San Clemente Resident April 05, 2012 at 11:37 PM
As a San Clemente resident, I am saddened that the Orange County Sheriff's department has not released their surveillance video of this incident. Sgt Manual Loggins Jr was NOT a crazed individual and it is shameful to say you will "sleep well" know a Christian man was slain. It was dark that morning and the gate isn't usually closed. He broke it down doing the drive he normally does. I pray for his family and for justice for all us residents of San Clemente.
ms.sc. April 06, 2012 at 12:26 AM
Sorry San Clemente Resident, I disagree. Although I am sceptical on the dutiful role of the police officer, even before the video, I questioned the early hour with Manny's children, reading the Bible. When I actually saw the video, I felt fear for the children. Even though the police officer is being persecuted, I do wish he would have tazed Sgt. Loggins Jr. and not killed him right before his childrens eyes. I do believe both adults were sick and wrong in their actions and reactions. The victims are not only family, but the Orange County's Communities as well. Sad deal.
GreenInOC April 06, 2012 at 04:14 PM
If the deputy was sitting the parking lot as he stated, wouldn't he have made a left turn into the "road" to follow Sgt. Loggins? In the video he's coming in straight behind him which doesn't make sense to me. Also, it seems to me that arriving 20 seconds after Sgt. Loggins goes through the swing arm barrier (it drives me batty that it's still being referred to as a "gate"!), is awfully fast. It just doesn't make sense that the Deputy was doing paperwork in the parking lot and 20 seconds later he's right there?
marlene April 11, 2012 at 04:17 AM
cops are trigger happy
Chris McLaughlin April 11, 2012 at 08:16 PM
Hi GreenInOC, I took a picture of the swing-arm gate this morning, and am about to post it here, for clarification. I don't think you can tell from the video whether the officer was coming in straight or turning left from the one-way lane closest to the swing-arm gate. If he was in the parking lot or across the street, either way it would look like he was 'coming in straight', because the access from the parking lot is not right next to the swing-arm gate.
Chris McLaughlin April 11, 2012 at 09:04 PM
I happened to be in San Clemente this morning, and thought I would take a picture to clarify what the swing-arm gate looks like. In the daylight, unlocked and wide-open, despite the school being on Spring Break. (How Sgt. Loggins would have expected it, at 4:45 a.m. on a weekday when school is in session.) You can see the security camera that this video was taken from, and seeing that it so obviously looks directly down on the gate in question that played a critical part in this tragedy, I can't believe anyone there would not have gotten this video sooner, or not think that independent footage existed of this incident. Has anyone requested footage going back in time, to see when it was locked, and even verify/disprove the claim that it was usually unlocked, or that Sgt. Loggins had indeed been there before at that time (and it was not unusual/unprecedented for him to do so)?? If not, please do so.
San Clemente Resident June 06, 2012 at 10:14 PM
Maybe this will help bring some perspective on the kind of man Manny was. http://www.facebook.com/groups/341621599205498/ He was a devoted man of God! I was raised by a military father who got up every morning between 3-4 am and prayed for a couple hours before duty. When I became a Christian, I joined him. So I completely understand the military life and early morning prayer times. That was a sweet time I had with my dad when I was very young. My father also taught us to that there are 3 areas in our life we need to constantly grow in: Physical Health, Education, and Spiritual Health. So we ran together in the mornings and prayed together before school. Just because it seems out of the ordinary for a Parent to be up so early, there are people who are so devoted in their walk with God, that the mornings are the best time to start their day with God.


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