PRISONER DIED IN CUSTODY
Details: On 010505 at approx. 0440 hrs., 67 year old Ronnie K. Meier was found deceased in his cell. Meier was arrested for public intoxication from Lodi Memorial Hospital after he was cleared for custody. He was booked into the LPD jail on 010405 at approximately 1840 hrs. The cause of death in unknown and an autopsy is scheduled for today at 1400 hrs. The San Joaquin County Critical Incident Protocol Team was activated to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death which is standard procedure.
LPD Case #: 05--159
Contact: Cpl. Martinez cell #(209) 329-3492 / (209) 333-6728 Fmartinez@pd.lodi.gov