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Plea agreement is possible in death of bicycle officer

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The man accused of running down a Salt Lake bicycle patrol officer may be working toward a plea agreement.

Yocundo Cruz-Silva, 25, scheduled a date for a possible plea bargain Oct. 2, though his attorney maintains his own investigation into the allegations is ongoing.

Cruz-Silva faces one count of misdemeanor negligent homicide in connection with the death of Michael Dunman last month. Prosecutors allege Cruz-Silva's vehicle veered across several lanes of traffic, striking and killing Dunman as he rode his patrol bicycle on a Salt Lake sidewalk.

Though defense attorney Jose Trujillo would not rule out the possibility his client would accept a plea bargain, he said Friday in 3rd District Court, "We won't know until we're able to do our own investigation."

Cruz-Silva also this week was given a preliminary hearing date for a first-degree felony drug charge.