Family of cyclist killed by distracted deputy gets $12M

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County will pay nearly $12 million to the family of a prominent entertainment attorney struck and killed by an on-duty sheriff’s deputy who was distracted by his cruiser’s on-board computer.

The Daily News reports the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved the settlement in the wrongful-death lawsuit brought by relatives of Milton Olin Jr.

Olin, a 65-year-old attorney and former chief operating officer of the online file-sharing service Napster, was bicycling in 2013 when he was hit.

Prosecutors declined to file charges against Deputy Andrew Wood because they concluded he was acting within the course of his duties when typing into his computer.

The newspaper says an internal probe found Wood violated sheriff’s policies and the department imposed unspecified discipline on him.

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Information from: (Los Angeles) Daily News, http://www.dailynews.com

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