Chicago Police DepartmentSpecial Order S06-10
Court Call Schedule
Issue Date:05 June 2015Effective Date:05 June 2015
Rescinds:29 December 2014 Version; 14 October 1998 Version of S06-11
Index Category:Processing Persons
I.Purpose
This directive:
  • A.provides information relative to the various branch courts and court calls in the First Municipal District (City of Chicago) of the Circuit Court of Cook County.
  • B.states Department policy and procedures for prisoner intake at Cook County Jail.
II.Procedures
  • A.Department members will schedule cases to the appropriate court in accordance with the procedures outlined within this directive. Cases will be scheduled in order of precedence using the Department directive entitled "Court Branch Assignment Schedule."
    • 1.Each district and select units have been assigned a specific court call for the various types of cases.
      • a.Arrests made by personnel assigned to the districts / units will schedule the type of offense to the appropriate court branch and call as indicated in the Department directive entitled "Court Branch Assignment Schedule."
      • b.Arrests made by members of units not assigned a court call will be scheduled for the appropriate court based on the type of offense and district in which the offense occurred.
    • 2.Whenever a person is charged with multiple criminal offenses or criminal and traffic offense(s), all charges will be scheduled to one branch court or a Major Traffic courtroom as the circumstances dictate.
    • 3.Multiple arrestees will normally be scheduled for the same court and date and will not be separated.
      EXCEPTION:
      Felony narcotics cases that also involve other arrestees charged only with misdemeanor offenses will be separated. Those arrestees charged only with misdemeanors offenses will be scheduled to the appropriate misdemeanor branch court on the court-key date of the arresting officer. Only those arrestees actually charged with felony narcotics offenses will be scheduled to the appropriate felony preliminary hearing branch court in accordance with the Case Priority Listing attachments to the Department directive entitled "Court Branch Assignment Schedule."
    • 4.An arrestee charged with an offense who has been determined to have an outstanding Illinois warrant (including a warrant issued by the First Municipal District) and who cannot make bond, will be scheduled to the court where the new charge is to be heard.
    • 5.An arrestee charged with an offense who has been determined to have a fugitive warrant and cannot make bond will be scheduled to Branch 98 in accordance with the Department directive entitled "Court Branch Assignment Schedule."
    • 6.Defendants charged with felony traffic offenses will make their initial court appearance in Central Bond Court-Traffic Branch 1 for the setting of bail. These cases shall be continued for preliminary hearing at Traffic Court Branch 2, 0900 hours.
    • 7.Defendants charged with misdemeanor traffic offenses requiring a court appearance for setting of bail shall make their initial court appearance in Central Bond Court-Traffic Branch 3, 1030 hours.
  • B.When a person charged with any of the following listed misdemeanor traffic violations is concurrently charged with any other misdemeanor, ordinance, or traffic violation (other than a misdemeanor domestic violence offense, misdemeanor sex offense returnable to Court Branch 46, or any person charged with a prostitution-related offense returnable to Court Branch 46), the case will be scheduled to the arresting officers Major Courtroom on his or her court-key date and time as indicated on the "Court Citing Date Card - Traffic" (CPD-22.911):
  • C.When a violation of 625 ILCS 5/6-303 (Driving While License or Permit is Suspended or Revoked) is the only misdemeanor major traffic violation and there is no accompanying non-traffic misdemeanor or ordinance offense, that personal service citation as well as any others for minor traffic and/or compliance violations will be returnable to the issuing officers designated Alternate Major Courtroom in Traffic Court on his / her same court-key date and same minor courtroom time as indicated on the Court Citing Date Card - Traffic.
  • D.Court dates for defendants receiving traffic citations, including 625 ILCS 5/11-501(a) DUI, will be scheduled for court not less than 14 days but within 60 days from the date of issuance. If an officer’s court key or selected furlough places the court date outside the required 14 to 60 day court date time frame, officers will:
    • 1.when feasible, request their partner issue the citations to allow placement of the court date within the date restriction.
    • 2.when a partner is unable to issue the citation(s):
      • a.select an alternate court date other than their court key date that conforms to the affected time period.
        NOTE:
        The issuing officer will use only one non-court-key date for all traffic citations outside the affected time period.
      • b.notify the Traffic Court Unit prior to the assigned out-of-key court date for citations issued outside of their designated court key.
  • E.Whenever a person is concurrently cited for a traffic violation (other than those listed in Item II-B) and a criminal offense or ordinance violation, the citing member will schedule all charges to the court hearing the charge having the highest priority as indicated in the Case Priority Listing - District Matrix contained in the Department directive entitled "Court Case Priority Listing Matrices."
    • 1.Members will use a personal service citation for citing a violator for a compliance violation only when the violator is also charged with a felony offense, misdemeanor / ordinance offense, and major traffic violation as enumerated in Item II-B of this directive.
    • 2.Members who issue personal service citations in conjunction with any other charge returnable to a branch court other than Traffic Court will record their court-key, courtroom number, and court time on the citation. Members will not enter a court date on these Personal Service citations.
    • 3.The Municipal Administrative Hearing Program is to be used for cases involving compliance violations and MCC violations only, and not in cases in which the arrestee is also charged with additional offenses that require the case to be assigned to a branch court hearing felony, misdemeanor, or ordinance offenses or Traffic Court Major Room cases. In such instances, the compliance and/or ordinance violation(s) will be cited on a Quasi-Criminal Complaint Form, not on an Administrative Notice of Ordinance Violation (ANOV).
  • F.Whenever an adult(s) and a juvenile(s) charged as an adult are arrested as a result of the same incident, the juvenile charged as an adult will be scheduled to the court to which the adult case is scheduled. Juveniles not charged as adults will be scheduled to Juvenile Court or otherwise processed as a juvenile.
  • G.When a case is transferred from one court to another, Department members present will request the case be scheduled for their appropriate court call based on their unit of assignment.
  • H.While attending court, members will follow the procedures as outlined in the Department directive entitled "Court Attendance and Responsibilities."
III.Court Complaint Transmittal Listing and Other Required Documents
  • A.Members responsible for preparing the Court Complaint Transmittal Listing (CPD-11.551) will adhere to the following procedures:
    • 1.When an offender is charged with multiple offenses, all charges for that offender will be listed on the same Court Complaint Transmittal Listing.
    • 2.When an arrestee has a criminal charge and a warrant, the member will ensure that two court transmittals are produced. One court transmittal for the criminal charge and an additional court transmittal for the warrant, will be sent with the arrestee's packet.
    • 3.A separate Court Complaint Transmittal Listing will be prepared for each separate court call and each court branch where cases are scheduled.
  • B.Whenever a person has been charged with a felony DUI as enumerated in 625 ILCS 5/11-501 (d), subsections 2 or 3, and the charges have been reviewed and approved by the Felony Review Unit of the State's Attorney's Office, the case will be scheduled for a preliminary hearing at the local Felony Preliminary Hearing Branch Court. In preparation for the hearing, the following documents will be forwarded with the court complaint transmittal listing:
    • 1.Arrest Report (CPD-11.420)
    • 2.Felony Minute Sheet
    • 3.Complaint For Preliminary Examination (Long Form with DUI Felony Charge)
    • 4.Personal Service citation(s) (Misdemeanor / Ordinance Traffic Violations)
    • 5.Photocopies of:
      • a.Alcoholic / Drug Influence Report (CPD-22.118)
      • b.Secretary of State Warning to Motorist formset
      • c.Secretary of State Law Enforcement Sworn Report formset
      • d.any other applicable reports.
  • C.Original reports relating to a DUI arrest will be forwarded to the Traffic Court Unit in accordance with the Department directive entitled "Driving While Under The Influence (DUI) and Zero Tolerance."
  • D.Members will include the court call when writing or referring to the court branch on any report or correspondence relating to a case (e.g., 38-4, 29-2).
IV.Scheduling Felony Cases
  • A.Homicide / Sex related felonies including attempts and juveniles charged as adults (except Felony Sex Offender Registration Offenses), along with any related charges including traffic offenses for the same incident, will be scheduled to Branch 66.
  • B.All other felony cases (including any misdemeanor charges and any related traffic offenses arising from the same incident) will be scheduled to the appropriate felony preliminary hearing branch court in accordance with the addendum to this directive entitled "Court Branch Assignment Schedule."
  • C.Juveniles charged as adults for felony narcotic offenses under the Controlled Substance Act, 720 ILCS 570/401, along with traffic violations from the same arrestee, will be scheduled to Branch 44-2.
    NOTE:
    Refer to the exception in Item II-A-3 of this directive.
  • D.All felony narcotic cases (and any related traffic offenses arising from the same arrestee) will be scheduled to the appropriate felony preliminary hearing branch court in accordance with the Department directive entitled "Court Branch Assignment Schedule."
    NOTE:
    Refer to the exception in Item II-A-3 of this directive.
  • E.Non-traffic and non-narcotic felony cases will be scheduled seven (7) days after the date of arrest unless the arrest occurs on a Saturday or Sunday.
    • 1.The case for an arrest made on a Saturday will be scheduled for the following Friday.
    • 2.The case for an arrest made on a Sunday will be scheduled for the following Monday.
  • F.Felony narcotics cases will be scheduled twenty-one (21) days after the date of arrest unless the arrest occurs on a Saturday or Sunday.
    • 1.The case for an arrest made on a Saturday will be scheduled for the following Friday.
    • 2.The case for an arrest made on a Sunday will be scheduled for the following Monday.
V.Scheduling Misdemeanor Cases
  • A.Members will appear for misdemeanor cases only after receiving a subpoena or notification to appear. Members will record the corresponding Record Division Number and the Court Notification Record Number on the Overtime Compensatory Time Report, instead of attaching a copy of the subpoena or the court notification printout to the same.
  • B.The Circuit Court has established a special court in Room 302 at Domestic Violence Court (DVC) to conduct status / bond hearings for all arrestees charged with misdemeanor domestic battery and misdemeanor violation of an order of protection.
    • 1.Members will select the desired court date for misdemeanor domestic battery and misdemeanor violation of an order of protection cases according to the Department directive entitled "Court Attendance And Responsibilities" and will schedule these cases to the appropriate branch and court call according to the schedule outlined in the Department directive entitled "Court Branch Assignment Schedule."
    • 2.Arrestees will appear for a bond hearing following approval of charges in either:
      • a.DVC, Room 302 at 1000 hours on regularly scheduled court days, or
      • b.Central Bond Court (CBC) on weekends and court holidays.
    • 3.When an arrestee appears at DVC for a bond hearing, the arresting / investigating officers will instruct victim / complainants to appear at that hearing, in Room 302, at 1000 hours on the date of the bond hearing. If the arrestee appears at CBC for a bond hearing, the arresting/investigating officers will instruct the victim / complainants to appear at DVC on the arresting officer's desired court date, branch, call, or any other date as directed by the States Attorneys Office.
    • 4.Arresting officers will not appear at DVC for the initial hearing unless notified to appear.
  • C.Adult offenders charged with misdemeanor offenses of Criminal Sexual Abuse, 720 ILCS 5/11-1,50 (1st Offense) and Indecent Solicitation of a Child 720 ILCS 5/11-6 (and any related non-felony traffic violations arising from the same incident), with the exception of any case involving Domestic Battery or Violation of an Order of Protection, will be scheduled citywide for Branch 46, Call 2, 555 W. Harrison St., Room 304.
  • D.Adult offenders charged (City-wide) with the offenses listed in Item VI-C and are also charged with Domestic Battery or Violation of an Order of Protection will be scheduled to the appropriate Domestic Violence Branch Court in accordance with the Department directive entitled "Court Branch Assignment Schedule."
  • E.The following cases will be scheduled to Branches 60, 61, 62, or 63 in accordance with the Department directive entitled "Court Branch Assignment Schedule":
    • 1.All misdemeanor domestic violence cases along with any non-felony traffic violations arising from the same incident.
    • 2.All adult offenders charged with any of the below offenses when the victim is a juvenile sharing the same household with the offender:
  • F.All adult offenders charged (City-wide) with the Prostitution (720 ILCS 5/11-14), Pedestrian - Solicit Ride on Roadway (625 ILCS 5/11-1006-A) or Pedestrian - Solicit Employment on Highway (625 ILCS 5/11-1006-B) will be scheduled to Branch 46 in accordance with the Department directive entitled "Court Branch Assignment Schedule."
    NOTE:
    The above listed charges will be scheduled to Branch 46 only when there is an indication of prostitution.
  • G.Misdemeanor Court Key System
    • 1.Use of this court key system to schedule cases pertains only to arrests that fall into the Category of "Other Misdemeanors & City Ordinances" outlined in the "CASE PRIORITY LISTING - DISTRICT MATRIX" of the Department directive entitled, "Court Call Schedule."
    • 2.The Traffic Court Unit will assign a Traffic Court key letter group (consisting of court key letter designations, Major, Alternate Major and Minor courtrooms, and their respective court call times), to all sworn members consistent with the procedures outlined in the Department directive entitled "Automated Court Key Record."
    • 3.Members will use their assigned Traffic Court key letter designation with the Court Citing Date Card - For the Case Assignment Category Entitled "Misdemeanor & City Ordinances" (CPD-11.562), to select a court date for each arrest that falls into the category of "Other Misdemeanors & City Ordinances" (e.g., a member assigned to a Traffic Court key designation "A" will also use the same key letter "A" for both the misdemeanor and City ordinance categories).
    • 4.Members who are assigned more than one court key for traffic court purposes will only use the letter key that appears first in the alphabet when assigning cases to their misdemeanor / city ordinance court call.
    • 5.To the extent possible, members will not skip court key dates as that creates an imbalance in the court call system.
  • H.Sworn members effecting an arrest will refer to the Court Citing Date Card For the Case Assignment Category Entitled "Misdemeanor & City Ordinances" (CPD-11.562) using their assigned key letter to determine the proper court date prior to making an entry in the Desired Court Date box on the Arrest Report. The desired court date must be between 21 days and 49 days after the date of arrest. The members court key letter will be entered in the appropriate space on the Arrest Report and any other required documents.
  • I.Misdemeanor Retail Theft Court Key System
    Except in cases that require the arresting officer's appearance in court, members making a misdemeanor retail theft arrest will:
    • 1.insert the first letter of the last name of the citizen signing the court complaint in the narrative of the Arrest Report.
    • 2.enter in the narrative of the Arrest Report, "Arresting Officer Will Not Appear, No Knowledge of the Case."
    • 3.indicate in the appropriate field of the Arrest Report that the court sergeant will handle the case in court.
    • 4.using the Court Citing Date Card Misdemeanor and City Ordinances (CPD-11.562):
      • a.schedule the case to the court-key letter date that corresponds to the first letter of the complainant's last name.
      • b.schedule the case at least twenty-one but not more than sixty days from the date of the arrest.
    • 5.ensure the complainant is notified of the assigned court date.
    • 6.follow the procedures for scheduling the court date established in existing Department directives if felony charges are approved or if an appearance by a Department member is required.
  • J.All other misdemeanors and any related city ordinances and traffic violations arising from the same incident will be scheduled to the local misdemeanor / ordinance court in accordance with the Department directive entitled "Court Branch Assignment Schedule."
VI.Prisoner Transportation and Delivery Deadlines
  • A.When transporting prisoners to bond court at Cook County Jail, Department members will:
    • 1.utilize prisoner transfer vans, squadrols, or prisoner cell vans to transport prisoners. In the event, one of these vehicles are unavailable, a vehicle with a cage prisoner restraint will be utilized.
    • 2.transport prisoners to the Post X (10) entrance located approximately at 2735 S. Sacramento.
      NOTE:
      Members carrying their authorized M-4 weapon must go to Post VIII (8) to secure long-barreled weapons.
    • 3.secure all weapons and their cell phone in a locker at the checkpoint location.
    • 4.be escorted, with the prisoner, to the Intake point where the prisoner will be searched and turned over to the Sheriff's custody.
  • B.Central Detention prisoner transfer van personnel will pick up all arrestees who must appear in court, twice each day, as follows:
    • 1.Regularly scheduled court days: (Regularly scheduled court days are defined as days other than Saturdays, Sundays, or court holidays.)
      • a.The first prisoner transfer van pickup will begin as designated by the Commanding Officer, Central Detention. Van Personnel will pick up all in-custody arrestees who must appear in court and deliver them to Sheriff's personnel at the appropriate branch court.
      • b.If time permits, a second prisoner transfer van pickup will pick up all in-custody arrestees who must appear in court and deliver them to the appropriate branch court.
        • (1)Arrestees delivered to 2735 S. Sacramento for an appearance in Branches 1 or 66 must be delivered before 0900 hours.
        • (2)Arrestees appearing in the misdemeanor branch courts or Traffic Court, with the exception of those located at DVC, must be delivered before 0900 hours.
        • (3)Arrestees appearing in any courts located at DVC must be delivered between 0530 and 0900 hours.
    • 2.Saturdays, Sundays, and Court Holidays:
      • a.The first prisoner transfer van pickup will begin as designated by the Commanding Officer, Central Detention. Van personnel will pick up all in-custody arrestees who must appear in court and deliver them to CBC.
      • b.If time permits, a second prisoner transfer van pickup will pick up all in-custody arrestees who must appear in court and deliver them to CBC before 0900 hours.
  • C.District personnel may deliver arrestees charged after the prisoner van transfers to branch courts before 0900 hours:
    • 1.Felony arrestees to CBC daily.
    • 2.Misdemeanor arrestees on regularly scheduled court days to the appropriate misdemeanor branch court.
    • 3.Misdemeanor arrestees on Saturdays, Sundays, or court holidays to CBC.
    • 4.Defendants who must appear in CBC-T Branch 2.
  • D.Court Complaint Transmittal Listings and Court Papers
    • 1.Department personnel transporting prisoners to court will also transport the Court Complaint Transmittal Listing and all related court documents with the prisoner transported as delineated in the Department directive entitled “Arrest Report and Related Documents.”
    • 2.Transporting personnel will deliver the court papers to the deputy sheriff receiving the prisoners.
  • E.Arrestees will not be transferred to court after the delivery deadline without court authorization and the Cook County Sheriff’s personnel will not accept arrestees arriving after the delivery deadline time without prior authorization. If an arrestee is charged after the scheduled prisoner transfer and cannot be delivered by the court delivery deadline time, the station supervisor may request authorization to transfer an arrestee to court after the deadline. To obtain authorization to deliver an arrestee after the deadline, the station supervisor will:
    • 1.Monday through Friday, except holidays, before 1300 hours, contact the Commanding Officer, Court Section, who will contact the appropriate court to request authorization to transfer the arrestee.
    • 2.Saturdays, Sundays, and court holidays, contact the court sergeant at CBC who will contact the judge, or if the judge is not immediately available, the assistant states attorney to request authorization.
  • F.The Commanding Officer, Court Section or the assigned court officer, as appropriate, will inform the requesting station supervisor of the judges / assistant states attorneys decision regarding the transfer, supplying all pertinent information (court branch, judges name, assistant state's attorneys name, etc.).
  • G.Station supervisors requesting authorization to transfer an arrestee to court after the designated court delivery deadlines will:
    • 1.when approved, authorize the arrestees transfer by district personnel.
    • 2.when disapproved, note all pertinent information, including the name of the judge or assistant state's attorney denying the request, in the appropriate supervisory comments section of the Arrest Report.
(Items indicated by italic/double underline were added or revised)
Authenticated by: KC
Garry F. McCarthy
Superintendent of Police
15-050 MWK/TSS
ADDENDA:
1.S06-10-01 - Court Branch Assignment Schedule
2.S06-10-02 - Court Case Priority Listing Matrices