Update: District Attorney's Office responds. Read after jump.
Four months after a cyclist blew through a red light on the Embarcadero, killing 68-year-old Dionette Cherney as she walked across the street, the District Attorney's Office has brought charges against the biker.
Randolph Ang, 23, has been charged with misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter after he collided with Cherney as she crossed the street on July 15. Cherney, a tourist visiting from Washington, D.C., suffered a serious head injury and was on life support for a month before she died from head trauma.
Ang faces a maximum sentence of a year in jail if convicted, according to the DA's Office.
"If this was anyone from San Francisco, they wouldn't be taking so long," Burton told the Chron the day before the election.
However, Stephanie Ong Stillman, a spokeswoman with the DA's Office, defended the timing of the charges, explaining that the District Attorney did not receive the medical examiner's report until Nov. 9, 2011 -- the day before it notified Ang of the charges.