Deputy who fatally struck cyclist while typing will not face criminal charges
LOS ANGELES — A Sheriff’s Department deputy who was typing on a patrol car laptop when he struck and killed a 65-year-old bicyclist will not face criminal charges, according to KTLA.
The deputy’s actions, authorities said, cannot be proved negligent.
The collision, which occurred Dec. 8, 2013, killed Milton Olin, a prominent entertainment attorney, and garnered widespread attention among cyclists and prompted a civil lawsuit from his family.
Deputy Andrew Wood did not brake before hitting Olin, according to court documents. He was texting with his wife prior to the collision and was communicating with another deputy via his in-car work laptop at the time of the crash.