Andrew Adelman, the former general manager of the city's Department of Building and Safety who was accused of raping a woman he met in a bar, won't be prosecuted, DA Steve Cooley's office has concluded. "Without some corroboration to support the allegation that the victim was drugged, this office cannot prove beyond a reasonable doubt that a sexual assault occurred," prosecutors said in court papers cited by the L.A. Times. From Mark Geragos, Adelman's lawyer:
My client and his family are truly appreciative of the dispassionate and measured analysis by the D.A. that resulted in my client's vindication. It's truly unfortunate that the city of L.A. has lost a dedicated public servant because of these unfounded allegations.
The Times stamped its blog item at 4:11 p.m.; City News Service moved a story earlier, at 3:45 p.m., that showed up on the KNBC website and the LA Weekly posted a blog item at 5:54 p.m. Adelman resigned after the woman's allegations became public.