L.A. County Judge Killed While Crossing Street in Pico-Robertson

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A Los Angeles County judge who also was a recognized expert in communications law was killed Monday when he was struck by a vehicle while crossing a West L.A. street, police said.

Daniel Brenner was appointed to the bench in 2012 by Gov. Jerry Brown, and the jurist had most recently heard civil matters in the Chatsworth Courthouse. (Credit: USC Gould School of Law)

Daniel Brenner was appointed to the bench in 2012 by Gov. Jerry Brown, and the jurist had most recently heard civil matters in the Chatsworth Courthouse. (Credit: USC Gould School of Law)

The judge, identified as Daniel L. Brenner by a court spokeswoman, was walking across Beverwil Drive near Pico Boulevard about 6 p.m. when a driver heading northbound struck him, said Los Angeles police Officer Tony Im.

The driver remained at the scene and is not under a criminal investigation, Im said. Brenner was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. He was 64.

Gov. Jerry Brown appointed Brenner to the bench in 2012, and the jurist had most recently heard civil matters in the Chatsworth Courthouse, according to court spokeswoman Mary Hearn.

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