DA rejects charges against sheriff’s deputy in cyclist’s death

The dis­trict at­tor­ney’s of­fice has de­clined to file charges against a Los Angeles County sher­iff’s deputy who was op­er­at­ing his patrol car’s com­puter when he struck and killed a cyc­list last year. The of­fice ex­plained its de­cision in a memo, say­ing that state law ex­emp­ted emer­gency ser­vices em­ploy­ees from laws that ban the use of elec­tron­ic equip­ment while driv­ing if they are en­gaged in of­fi­cial busi­ness.

Sources: Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.