Chicago Police DepartmentSpecial Order S06-07
Hospitalized Arrestees
Issue Date:28 December 2012Effective Date:28 December 2012
Rescinds:20 February 1991 Version
Index Category:Processing Persons
I.Purpose
This directive:
  • A.continues responsibilities to be followed when an arrestee is hospitalized.
  • B.provides procedures for obtaining a mittimus for hospitalized arrestees.
  • C.outlines procedures for processing hospitalized juvenile arrestees.
  • D.outlines the schedule mandated by the State's Attorney of Cook County, Illinois for obtaining a mittimus to remand a hospitalized arrestee to the custody of the Sheriff.
II.Responsibilities when an Adult Arrestee is Hospitalized
  • A.Whenever an arrestee is admitted to a hospital, the station supervisor in the district of arrest will:
    • 1.ensure that approval is obtained from the Crime Prevention and Information Center (CPIC) to establish a hospital guard detail.
    • 2.provide male police officers to guard hospitalized, male arrestees and female police officers to guard hospitalized, female arrestees. If a female officer from the district of arrest is not available for the assignment, CPIC will be contacted and assistance requested.
    • 3.ensure that the Watch Incident Log (CPD-21.916) contains the appropriate entry regarding hospitalized arrestees.
    • 4.subsequent to the completion of the booking process and the arrestee is not let to bail:
      • a.ensure that the arresting officer or his or her unit of assignment is promptly notified, when required, so that the arresting officer or a sworn member from the arresting officer's unit of assignment appears in court to request a mittimus which will remand the arrestee to the custody of the Sheriff. All court documents and the Court Complaint Transmittal Listing (CPD-11.551) will be given to the assigned officer who will follow the procedures outlined in Item II-D of this directive.
      • b.ensure that the mittimus is delivered to the  Department of Corrections, Record Office, Division 5 .
    • 5.in the event a police guard detail is canceled, notify CPIC of the date and reason for the cancellation (e.g., let to bail, sent to court, mittimus complied with).
  • B.Station supervisors will ensure:
    • 1.when the arrestee has been let to bail, all court papers are sent to the proper court with a Court Complaint Transmittal Listing as prescribed in existing Department directives.
    • 2.a separate Court Complaint Transmittal Listing is prepared for each hospitalized arrestee in the event bond is not made.
    • 3.the Court Complaint Transmittal Listing and all related court documents are maintained at the district desk until the hospitalized arrestee has been let to bail, or an officer is assigned to obtain a mittimus.
    • 4.the officer scheduled to appear in court is notified when a hospitalized arrestee is let to bail or is released from the hospital, informing him or her of the date, time, and place of the court hearing.
  • C.Arresting officers will clearly indicate in the narrative portion of the Arrest Report the location of hospitalization, including the specific ward or room, reason for hospitalization, condition, and the approximate date of release from the hospital, if known. The booking officer will assume this responsibility when sickness or injury occurs at the detention facility.
  • D.When an arrestee is hospitalized, not let to bail, and a guard detail has been authorized, the officer designated will:
    • 1.appear in the proper branch court (including Weekend / Holiday Court or Central Night Bond Court) with the Court Complaint Transmittal Listing and all related documents, e.g., Arrest Report, signed complaints, Felony Minute Sheets, and Criminal History sheet (CPD-31.903).
    • 2.advise the assistant state's attorney and court sergeant in that court of the arrestee's condition and the location where hospitalized. The assistant state's attorney will then determine the date to which he will seek to have the case continued.
    • 3.obtain and deliver the mittimus to the  Department of Corrections, Record Office, Division 5 and provide Department of Corrections personnel with pertinent information regarding the hospitalized arrestee, when requested.
  • E.Court sergeants / court liaison officers will:
    • 1.ensure that bond is set for hospitalized felony arrestees.
    • 2.assist officers in obtaining a mittimus for hospitalized arrestees.
III.Hospitalized Juvenile Arrestees
  • A.A juvenile arrestee will normally be referred to court. However, as a last resort, a juvenile may be placed under guard in a hospital whenever the parent / legal guardian cannot be found to assume custody, or when it would be considered a danger to the community if the arrestee, left without a guard, would likely leave the hospital.
  • B.A hospital guard detail for the juvenile arrestee will be established in accordance with Item II-A-1.
  • C.The station supervisor in the district of arrest will assign police officers to guard hospitalized juvenile arrestees in accordance with Item II-A-2 of this directive.
  • D.Arresting officers will follow the procedure outlined in Item II-C of this directive when completing the narrative portion of the Arrest Report.
  • E.When a juvenile arrestee has been hospitalized, the assigned youth officer will process the juvenile as in any other juvenile case, however the following documents will remain with the police officer assigned to guard duty at the hospital, and will be passed on from one relieving officer to the next until the juvenile can be released from the hospital:
    • 1.any court papers which would normally accompany the juvenile to the Intake Department, Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center (i.e., the Arrest Report).
    • 2.the Transportation Copy of the Arrest Report.
    • 3.the Juvenile Minutes Sheet (CPD-24.110).
    • 4.the original copy of the Notice of Appearance (CPD-24.100).
  • F.When a juvenile arrestee is medically discharged from any Department-approved hospital, the transporting officers will obtain a signed statement of release from the doctor in attendance. The statement must be written legibly and must address the specific illness, injury, or complaint for which the juvenile was treated. The statement and the court papers will be delivered with the juvenile arrestee to the Intake Department of the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center.
  • G.When the juvenile arrestee is hospitalized and turned over to the custody of his parent / guardian, the case will be handled as a normal court referral allowing sufficient time for the arrestee's release from the hospital and his availability in court.
IV.Schedule
A mittimus to remand a hospitalized arrestee to the custody of the Sheriff may only be obtained according to the following schedule:
  • A.Monday through Friday (excluding holidays)
    During the hours the branch court to which the case is returnable is normally in session.
  • B.At Weekend/Holiday Court
    No later than 0830 hours.
Authenticated by: JKH
Garry F. McCarthy
Superintendent of Police
85-038 DF (MER) [dw] / 12-003 JAB
PHONE BOOK:
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Department of Corrections, Record Office, Division 5
2700 South California Avenue
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Department of Corrections, Record Office, Division 5
2700 South California Avenue