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Inmate Dies at Travis County Jail

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 28, 2021

Inmate Dies at Travis County Jail

At 5:45 am on July 27, 2021, CHRISTOPHER DELAROSA, 32 of Austin was found unresponsive in his cell by a corrections officer who was performing visual checks. Life saving measures were immediately initiated by TCSO staff and ATCEMS took over upon their arrival. Efforts to resuscitate Delarosa were ultimately unsuccessful and he was pronounced deceased at 6:54 am.

Delarosa was brought to the Travis County Jail the morning of July 26, 2021 by an arresting agency, charged with Assault Causing Bodily Injury. During the intake process, TCSO’s medical team determined he should be taken to the hospital. He was transported by the arresting agency to a local hospital for treatment and late that afternoon, the hospital released him. He was transported back to the Travis County Jail and booked in.

An investigation by TCSO’s Internal Affairs Unit, Criminal Investigations Division, the Texas Rangers and the Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office is underway, as is customary with any death in custody. The autopsy was conducted on July 28, 2021, and the final report is pending.
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Submitted By: Kristen Dark, Sr. Public Information Officer (512) 854-4986

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