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Updated: 8/27 9:40 pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors say they won't file charges against a sheriff's deputy who hit and killed a prominent entertainment attorney with his patrol car.

The Daily News reports Wednesday that the district attorney's office declined to file charges against Deputy Andrew Wood, who was apparently distracted by his mobile digital computer when he hit and killed cyclist Milton Olin Jr. with his car.

Olin, a 65-year-old entertainment attorney and former chief operating officer of the online file-sharing service Napster, was riding in a bike lane in Calabasas in December when he was hit.

Prosecutors said in a letter that because Wood was acting within the course of his duties when typing into his computer, criminal charges are not warranted.

The family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Sheriff's Department.

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