Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Rising Star Attorney Locked in Jailhouse for Hours

Erubey Lopez
Vista attorney Erubey Lopez was locked inside the downtown San Diego Central Jail for over four hours after a failed meeting with one of his clients, who was being booked at the time. ABC 10News reports that Mr. Lopez went into a visitation room around 8:30 p.m. last week and when his client didn't show, couldn't get out of the room or get anyone to help him.
Lopez said 30 minutes after that, the man he'd traveled to see still hadn't shown up, so he hit the intercom button to ask what was going on. He found that it was broken. He yelled and banged on the door, but it took four hours for a guard to discover him and let him out.
"I pressed it once, then I pressed it twice and it did ring but no answer and I thought it was weird because there were obviously people downstairs," he said.
Lopez said he spent the next three and a half hours in a panic, realizing the jail had forgotten about him and his visit.
"My polite knocking on the door had become a really hard hitting the door and screaming, 'Hey!' said Lopez. "I figured okay they forgot about me, the button isn't working, I'm probably gonna have to sleep here. I tried the floor it was really cold, the chairs."
At around 12:30 a.m., a guard finally noticed Lopez and let him out.
Sheriff's Cmdr. John Ingrassia confirmed the incident, calling it "unfortunate."
- See more at: http://www.10news.com/news/lawyer-trapped-for-hours-in-san-diego-jail-room-022213#sthash.PCObJ3vM.dpuf
Lopez said 30 minutes after that, the man he'd traveled to see still hadn't shown up, so he hit the intercom button to ask what was going on. He found that it was broken. He yelled and banged on the door, but it took four hours for a guard to discover him and let him out.
"I pressed it once, then I pressed it twice and it did ring but no answer and I thought it was weird because there were obviously people downstairs," he said.
Lopez said he spent the next three and a half hours in a panic, realizing the jail had forgotten about him and his visit.
"My polite knocking on the door had become a really hard hitting the door and screaming, 'Hey!' said Lopez. "I figured okay they forgot about me, the button isn't working, I'm probably gonna have to sleep here. I tried the floor it was really cold, the chairs."
At around 12:30 a.m., a guard finally noticed Lopez and let him out.
Sheriff's Cmdr. John Ingrassia confirmed the incident, calling it "unfortunate."

Lopez is a rising star, having been selected as a 2013 New Leadership Conference fellow, a politically progressive organization that identifies and trains future local leaders. According to his NLC fellowship profile, UCLA law grad
worked for the U.S. Dept. of Labor as a contract compliance auditor. Among many other jobs, Erubey has worked as a research assistant, Community Service Officer, Camp Counselor, tutor, landscaper, cashier at Wal-Mart, and at the electrical Department at the Home Depot.
Erubey worked for the Honorable John Shepard Wiley at the Los Angeles Superior Court. He also worked for the the National Day Labor Organizing Network (NDLON). At NDLON Erubey was part of a team of advocates that included the ACLU and MALDEF in a case representing day laborers in a law suit against a city for violating workers constitutional rights.
Lopez said 30 minutes after that, the man he'd traveled to see still hadn't shown up, so he hit the intercom button to ask what was going on. He found that it was broken. He yelled and banged on the door, but it took four hours for a guard to discover him and let him out. - See more at: http://www.10news.com/news/lawyer-trapped-for-hours-in-san-diego-jail-room-022213#sthash.PCObJ3vM.dpuf
Lopez said 30 minutes after that, the man he'd traveled to see still hadn't shown up, so he hit the intercom button to ask what was going on. He found that it was broken. He yelled and banged on the door, but it took four hours for a guard to discover him and let him out.
"I pressed it once, then I pressed it twice and it did ring but no answer and I thought it was weird because there were obviously people downstairs," he said.
Lopez said he spent the next three and a half hours in a panic, realizing the jail had forgotten about him and his visit.
"My polite knocking on the door had become a really hard hitting the door and screaming, 'Hey!' said Lopez. "I figured okay they forgot about me, the button isn't working, I'm probably gonna have to sleep here. I tried the floor it was really cold, the chairs."
At around 12:30 a.m., a guard finally noticed Lopez and let him out.
Sheriff's Cmdr. John Ingrassia confirmed the incident, calling it "unfortunate."
- See more at: http://www.10news.com/news/lawyer-trapped-for-hours-in-san-diego-jail-room-022213#sthash.PCObJ3vM.dpuf
Lopez said 30 minutes after that, the man he'd traveled to see still hadn't shown up, so he hit the intercom button to ask what was going on. He found that it was broken. He yelled and banged on the door, but it took four hours for a guard to discover him and let him out.
"I pressed it once, then I pressed it twice and it did ring but no answer and I thought it was weird because there were obviously people downstairs," he said.
Lopez said he spent the next three and a half hours in a panic, realizing the jail had forgotten about him and his visit.
"My polite knocking on the door had become a really hard hitting the door and screaming, 'Hey!' said Lopez. "I figured okay they forgot about me, the button isn't working, I'm probably gonna have to sleep here. I tried the floor it was really cold, the chairs."
At around 12:30 a.m., a guard finally noticed Lopez and let him out.
Sheriff's Cmdr. John Ingrassia confirmed the incident, calling it "unfortunate."
- See more at: http://www.10news.com/news/lawyer-trapped-for-hours-in-san-diego-jail-room-022213#sthash.PCObJ3vM.dpuf
Lopez said 30 minutes after that, the man he'd traveled to see still hadn't shown up, so he hit the intercom button to ask what was going on. He found that it was broken. He yelled and banged on the door, but it took four hours for a guard to discover him and let him out.
"I pressed it once, then I pressed it twice and it did ring but no answer and I thought it was weird because there were obviously people downstairs," he said.
Lopez said he spent the next three and a half hours in a panic, realizing the jail had forgotten about him and his visit.
"My polite knocking on the door had become a really hard hitting the door and screaming, 'Hey!' said Lopez. "I figured okay they forgot about me, the button isn't working, I'm probably gonna have to sleep here. I tried the floor it was really cold, the chairs."
At around 12:30 a.m., a guard finally noticed Lopez and let him out.
Sheriff's Cmdr. John Ingrassia confirmed the incident, calling it "unfortunate."
- See more at: http://www.10news.com/news/lawyer-trapped-for-hours-in-san-diego-jail-room-022213#sthash.PCObJ3vM.dpuf
Lopez said 30 minutes after that, the man he'd traveled to see still hadn't shown up, so he hit the intercom button to ask what was going on. He found that it was broken. He yelled and banged on the door, but it took four hours for a guard to discover him and let him out.
"I pressed it once, then I pressed it twice and it did ring but no answer and I thought it was weird because there were obviously people downstairs," he said.
Lopez said he spent the next three and a half hours in a panic, realizing the jail had forgotten about him and his visit.
"My polite knocking on the door had become a really hard hitting the door and screaming, 'Hey!' said Lopez. "I figured okay they forgot about me, the button isn't working, I'm probably gonna have to sleep here. I tried the floor it was really cold, the chairs."
At around 12:30 a.m., a guard finally noticed Lopez and let him out.
Sheriff's Cmdr. John Ingrassia confirmed the incident, calling it "unfortunate."
- See more at: http://www.10news.com/news/lawyer-trapped-for-hours-in-san-diego-jail-room-022213#sthash.PCObJ3vM.dpuf

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