Thursday, August 28, 2014

Deputy who killed former Napster COO after drifting into the bike lane while distracted by his laptop will NOT face charges because he was answering a work-related email

Milton Olin Jr, 65, was fatally struck by a Los Angeles county sheriff's patrol car December 8, 2013, as he rode in the bike lane in Calabasas

Deputy Anthony Wood was returning from a fire call when he took his eyes off the road to type a work-related message on an electronic device

Olin was director of operations for Napster between 2000 and 2002 and was a prominent entertainment lawyer

The victim's wife and sons have filed a wrongful death lawsuit claiming Wood was negligent

California prosecutors have declined to file charges against a sheriff's deputy who struck and killed a prominent entertainment attorney and former Napster executive with his patrol car last year.

Deputy Andrew Wood was apparently distracted by his mobile digital computer when his patrol car drifted into the bike lane, running over cyclist Milton Olin Jr.

Olin, a 65-year-old attorney and former chief operating officer of the online file-sharing service Napster, was riding in Calabasas in December when he was hit.

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