Olin, an entertainment attorney, was riding his bicycle on Mulholland when he was struck by L.A. County Sheriff’s Deputy Andrew Wood’s patrol car in the bicycle lane on the afternoon of Dec. 8. T
The former A and M Records executive reportedly landed on the windshield and shattered the glass before rolling off the patrol car. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The L.A. County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved the settlement of $11.75 million to Olin's family, the largest settlement ever paid out by L.A.
The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the settlement at the recommendation of their attorneys, allowing them to avoid a jury trial in the high-profile case, according to county officials.
In 2014, L.A. County District Attorney failed to charge Wood criminally, though an internal LASD investigation found Wood did violate some department policy to employ defensive driving techniques to prevent a collision and avoid operating vehicles “in an unsafe or negligent manner.”
“Since Wood was acting within the course and scope of his duties when he began to type his response, under Vehicle Code section 23123.5, he acted lawfully,” according to the declination letter from the L.A. County District Attorney’s office.
What does it look like for another cop that was driving and using his laptop?
Keep you eyes on where your 4000 pound killing machine is going. The life you save might be your own