Former Napster COO Killed in Crash With Patrol Car

The bicyclist killed in a Calabasas crash was identified as Milton Olin of Woodland Hills.

FILE PHOTO: Police lights. Photo credit Nicole Mooradian.
FILE PHOTO: Police lights. Photo credit Nicole Mooradian.

The bicyclist who was struck by a Los Angeles County sheriff's patrol car and killed in Calabasas today has been identified as a prominent lawyer, authorities said.

The dead cyclist is Milton Everett Olin, Jr., 65, of Woodland Hills, according to coroner's Lt. Joe Bale.

A California State Bar Association listing shows Olin has been a lawyer 38 years and practiced business, labor and employment and intellectual property law from a firm he co-founded, Altschul & Olin LLC in Encino.

A biography produced for a conference stated Olin practiced internet, intellectual property and entertainment law, and according to his LinkedIn profile, he was the COO of Napster from 2000-2002.

The fatal incident happened about 1 p.m. in the 22000 block of Mulholland Highway, Los Angeles County sheriff's Lt. Michael Williams said.

Olin was pronounced dead at the scene and the deputy involved was taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries, he said.

The patrol car's windshield was smashed, a witness at the scene said.

The deputy was left with glass in his eyes and cuts on an arm, according to media reports.

Both the bicyclist and the patrol car were eastbound when it happened, Williams said.

Speed, drugs and alcohol are not believed to be factors in the crash, sheriff's Sgt. Joseph Jaki told KCAL9.

"It's very tough when we're involved in an accident like this because it's our job to protect the people and help people and we're obviously very sad that something like this has happened," Jaki said.   

The sheriff's Traffic Services Detail was investigating the fatality, Williams said.

—City News Service, with additional reporting by editor Nicole Mooradian.

Gregory Urbach December 09, 2013 at 12:05 PM
I saw a Pasadena policeman drive his motorcycle through the Rose Bowl swap meet yesterday, and the swap meet was crowded. What is it with these guys that they feel free to run people over?
Ursula December 10, 2013 at 09:48 AM
"What is it with these guys that they feel free to run people over?" I don't know too many people in law enforcement with this feeling. Accidents happen. That's why they are called accidents.
Yami December 10, 2013 at 04:10 PM
Just review the DashCam footage, and hope the cops, dont try to do a 'cover-up'


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