Law Enforcement Officials To Be Tried Together In Connection With Death Of Man Left At Taco Bell


A trial is scheduled to start Thursday for three law enforcement officials charged in the death of a man who died after being dropped off at a Taco Bell.

Deputy Derek Beggs, Deputy Christopher Hughes and Trooper Sean Carpenter were charged with dereliction of duty in the Delaware County Municipal Court.

On Wednesday, a judge denied a lawyer's motion to have the three tried separately.

The charges follow an investigation into the law enforcement officials dropping a man, identified as Uriel Juarez-Popoca, off at a Delaware County Taco Bell in August.
Juarez-Popoca was first picked up after officials said he was drunk in his vehicle.
Shortly after Juarez-Popoca was dropped off at the restaurant, he was struck and killed along U.S. Route 36.
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September 14, 2012 - 2 Deputies, 1 Trooper Charged In Connection With Death Of Man Left At Taco Bell
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August 23, 2012: Criminal Investigation Underway In Death Of Man Left At Taco Bell
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August 17, 2012: Ohio State Highway Patrol Troopers, Delaware County Deputies Under Investigation After Man Dies