Police Officer Will Not Be Charged For Killing Napster Exec While Texting While Driving — Because It’s Apparently OK For Police To Do That

Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy Andrew Wood will not be charged for fatally running over former Napster COO Milton Olin Jr. in his patrol car while the officer was typing a message into his computer.

    We first saw the news on Valleywag, but there is good coverage in the Daily News and LAist.

    The instance exposes the different way that law enforcement officials are treated versus civilians in cases where a person is killed because of texting while driving.

    It’s illegal to text and drive in California; the state has a specific law against it. Civilians caught doing it can expect to face charges. But a report from the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office shows that the rules may be applied differently to cops…

- See more at: http://disinfo.com/2014/08/police-officer-will-charged-killing-napster-exec-texting-driving-apparently-ok-police/#sthash.vKdKpjNq.dpuf
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