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0870.30 Processing of Persons into MCDC

870.30   PROCESSING OF PERSONS INTO MCDC

Refer:    

  • DIR 630.40  Medical Service Policy
  • DIR 640.00  Identification Procedures
  • DIR 660.10  Property and Evidence Procedure
  • DIR 860.30  Citations-in-Lieu-of-Custody
  • Current Multnomah County Sheriff’s Special Order on Charges Acceptable for Booking

 

POLICY (870.30)

Members will only present to the Multnomah County Detention Center Intake (MCDC) those suspects determined to be bookable by the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO). Due to the nature of the MCDC population and the influence of the courts on that population, Chief’s Memorandums will be issued periodically which will modify the bookable offender classification.

 

PROCEDURES (870.30)

Directive Specific Definitions

Booking: Act of presenting an arrested criminal suspect to MCDC Intake for complete processing which includes mugging, fingerprinting, medical and recognizance interviews and cell assignment. Booked suspects become part of the official MCDC population.

Bookable offender: Any suspect presented to MCDC on any criminal charge which does not employ the use of a citation as a charging document.

Bookable offense: Any criminal act listed on the current Multnomah County Sheriff’s Special Order of charges acceptable for booking allowing for the presentation of an offender for processing within MCDC.

Cited offender: Any suspect presented to MCDC on any criminal charge which employs the use of a citation as a charging document, and/or for processing on any criminal charge which is not bookable per MCDC policy, yet requires identification processing per agency requirements or state statute prior to release. This situation employs the issuance of C-Cite and Z-Cite.

C-Citation (C-Cite): A citation in lieu of custody that may be used for all Class C felonies and felony traffic crimes.

Lodging for processing: Act of presenting an arrested criminal suspect to MCDC Intake only for the purpose of identification verification to allow for the proper issuance of a citation. Lodged suspects do not become part of the official MCDC population.

Only offenses that include the possibility of jail time may be booked or lodged at MCDC. Any violation or infraction charge that has, as a penalty, a fine or loss of privilege only, will not be accepted into MCDC.

Z-Citation (Z-Cite): A citation in lieu of custody that may be used for misdemeanors crimes, including misdemeanor traffic crimes and violation level or infraction level criminal offenses.

Open Booking Criteria (870.30)

The following dictates what types of offenses are allowed into MCDC. The criteria may change periodically and will be reflected in updates issued by MCSO. Custody Reports will state the offense title and the appropriate ORS, Portland City Code, or other criminal law number.

a.  Felonies: All felony suspects will be booked if possible (i.e., meeting the criteria) or lodged if not. This includes all arrests for Auto Theft (UUMV).

b.  Misdemeanor Arrests Made in Conjunction with Probable Cause Felony Arrests: All misdemeanor arrests made in conjunction with a bookable probable cause felony arrest may be booked.

c.  Bookable Misdemeanors: Members may book suspects arrested for Violation of a Restraining Order and mandatory arrests made under the Family Abuse Prevention Act. There are other bookable misdemeanor charges. Refer to the current Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office Special Order (MCSOSO) for the current list.

d.  Non-Bookable Misdemeanor Arrests Made in Conjunction with Bookable Misdemeanors: Members may book all misdemeanor arrests made in conjunction with any bookable misdemeanor (i.e., one bookable charge allows all other non-bookable misdemeanor charges to be booked).

e.  Warrant Service: Members will book suspects arrested on all warrants, unless directed to do otherwise by the issuing authority.

f.   Warrant Service in Conjunction with Other Arrests:

1.  Mandatory misdemeanor arrests (i.e., arrests made under the Family Abuse Prevention Act) associated with the service of a warrant will be booked.

2.  Probable cause Class A and B felony arrests associated with the service of a warrant may be booked.

3.  Class C felony and misdemeanor arrests associated with the service of a warrant will not be booked (even if the charge is bookable). Instead, the suspect will be issued a citation.

g.  If the subject is known to the member and a citation is appropriate, the subject will not be booked or lodged at MCDC. The only exceptions to this are:

1.  ORS mandated lodging/booking (see subsection k, this section).

2.  If the date of the suspect’s last picture in the Crime Capture System (CSS) is more than three years old or if the subjects image has substantially changed, such as with chronic drug users or people that have made efforts to alter their appearance.

h.  If the subject is not known to the member and a citation is appropriate, MCDC will check the Crime Capture System (CCS). If the subject can be identified by a CCS entry, he/she will be cited and released by the arresting member. The only exception to this is if that picture is more than three years old, the subject may be lodged.

i.   If the subject is not known by the member and is not in CCS, the subject will be booked or lodged into MCDC. No citation will be issued.

j.   Arrests Requiring Mandatory Processing: ORS 181.511 and 181.515 require that all persons arrested on the following charges be fingerprinted and photographed at the time of arrest, even if they are to be cited in lieu of being taken into custody:

1.  Any felony.

2.  Any misdemeanor or other offense involving sexual conduct.

3.  Any crime involving the use/sale of narcotics or dangerous drugs. Possession of less than one ounce of marijuana is a violation.

k.  Arrests for Missions: Members can work with MCSO Executive Officer to set up special booking procedures. These procedures must be negotiated well in advance of the mission.

1.  Project 57 – a long-term mission where the City of Portland purchased extra jail beds to address chronic problems.

2.  Large protests – in the event of large protests, MCSO may accept suspects charged with ORS crimes that are not normally accepted.

3.  Prostitution missions.

Supervisors need to monitor the status of MCDC and notify his/her command if there will be any significant delays in booking due to the change in policy. This policy is set for review every 90 days and any problems need to be forwarded to the Operations Branch chief so that they can be addressed at the review meetings.

Reporting Requirements at MCDC (870.30)

a.  Subjects being booked:

1.  Without accompanying citations:

a)  All of the charges the suspect is being booked on will be listed on the custody report.

2.  With accompanying citations:

a)  All of the charges the subject is being booked on will be listed on the custody report prior to booking.

b)  The charges the subject is being cited for (and not lodged on) will not be listed on the custody report until after the member leaves MCDC (MCDC does not need a copy of those citations).

b.  Subjects being lodged:

1.  Without accompanying violation citations:

a)  All of the charges the subject is being lodged on will be listed on the custody report prior to booking (members may lodge on felonies, misdemeanors only, not violations).

b)  The member will give the intake deputy six copies of the custody report and six copies of each citation the subject is being lodged on.

2.  With accompanying violation citations:

a)  All of the charges the subject is being lodged on will be listed on the custody report prior to booking (members may lodge on felonies, misdemeanors only, not violations).

b)  The member will give the intake deputy six copies of the custody report and six copies of each citation the subject is being lodged on.

c)  The violations charges will only be listed on the custody report after the member leaves MCDC (MCDC does not need copies of the violation citations).

MCDC Ramp and Sallyport Entry (870.30)

Members transporting prisoners to MCDC will enter from the SW 2nd Ave. entrance near SW Main St. If the security screen is open, members may proceed to the security office at the bottom of the ramp. If the security screen is closed, members may contact the security personnel through an intercom and buzzer system located on the wall on the southeast corner of the entrance, or contact the Dispatch Coordinator on the radio and they will arrange to have the screen opened. Once inside, members will stop at the security office and wait to be acknowledged by the security personnel. When acknowledged, members will:

a.  Drive into vehicle Sallyport #2, being sure to strike the vehicle touch-pad at the front of the enclosure. The control center will either open the security door into vehicle Sallyport #3 or contact the member via the intercom.

b.  Enter Sallyport #3 and wait until the door is closed before taking the prisoner out of the vehicle.

c.  Place all weapons in the assigned gun lockers or within the vehicle trunk before entering the reception area.

d.  Ensure that all subjects are handcuffed before entering the reception area.

e.  Present the custody reports to MCDC. All prisoners must be either booked or cited and all charges will be designated by an ORS or City ordinance number. If a suspect is being booked on a charge or charges and is also receiving a C-Cite, there is no need to leave a photocopy of the citation with MCDC. However, the citation number must be listed on the Custody Report for MCDC computer entry.

f.   When booking prisoners at MCDC, members are required to leave copies of the face sheet of the Custody Report. However, on the face of the report there is only room for three (3) charges to be listed. On occasion, there are more than three (3) charges and the additional charges are written on the back of the report. It is critical that all of the charges be noted by MCDC and ID. All members should make copies of the front and back of all reports when additional charges are listed on the back of the report. These copies will be left with MCDC at the time of booking. No other action by members is required.

g.  Members will present the handcuffed prisoner to the open booking area counter where a deputy will take custody of the prisoner. The MCDC deputy will search the prisoner, remove the handcuffs and return them to the officer. The member will inventory the prisoner’s property from the opposite side of the booking counter as the deputy presents it. The member will place the property in an MCDC property bag and make notations of the inventory on the MCDC property receipts provided. The member or the MCDC deputy will record a fingerprint of the prisoner on the back of the property receipt using the inkpad provided. The fingerprints should include the full length of the fingers. The member will present the property and receipt to the property control technician at the window where a verification of the property and receipt will be made. A copy of the receipt (white) will be placed inside the property bag and sealed by the member. The sealed property bag will then be placed in a secure slot at the property window. The member will then return another copy of the receipt (pink) to the prisoner and direct him/her to the holding area. Any prisoner property that will not fit into the bag provided by MCDC will be placed into the PPB Property Room. The member may now exit the booking area.

h.  Place potentially dangerous, non-evidentiary, prisoner property in the MCDC property bag and place it in MCDC property room. All evidence will be processed as described in DIR 660.10 Property and Evidence Procedure.

Transfers from the Detective Division (Detectives) to MCDC will be conducted by, or arranged through, Detectives.

Warrant Checks (870.30)

Prior to transporting and presenting a suspect to MCDC, members will check for outstanding warrants using the name given by the suspect. Any warrants on file will be served.

Transgender Suspects (870.30)

MCDC has policies and procedures for lodging and booking transgender subjects. If a member is aware that a subject may be transgender, he/she will verbally inform the intake deputy.

Processing for Identification Purposes in Citation Issuance Situations (870.30)

Refer to DIR 640.00.

If the subject is not known to the member and a citation is appropriate, do not fill out the citation until after MCDC checks CCS. This will avoid excessive paperwork and void reports will not have to be filled out. If the subject is not in the system, they will be booked into jail and no citation will be needed. If they are in the system, a citation can be filled out and issued prior to the subject’s release.

Processing of Cited Individuals Who are Violent (870.30)

Members may present cited/violent individuals to MCDC that meet the criteria listed in the MCSOSO.

Processing of Injured/Ill Suspects/Prisoners (870.30)

If a person under arrest or in custody is suspected of requiring medical treatment, the member will stand by MCDC until the intake nurse makes a determination as to the necessity of treatment. If the injuries obviously require hospital attention, or the nurse orders it, the person will be transported to the Bureau’s contracted hospital (BCH) emergency room. Prior to transporting a subject to the BCH, the member will contact his/her precinct desk clerk or BOEC (if after 1800 hrs.) and have them relay the following to the ER:

a.  Estimated time of arrival.

b.  Nature of the injury.

c.  The mental and/or physical state of the subject.

When reasonable and possible, requests for additional member assistance should be made prior to arrival. Such requests will be made via BOEC. The BCH has been instructed not to assist in subduing or apprehending persons attempting to escape. Once at the BCH, members will observe the following safety precautions:

a.  The Sallyport and adjacent rooms will be used.

b.  All persons will be searched, prior to entering the BCH.

c.  Persons should remain handcuffed, when possible, unless treatment requires otherwise.

d.  Members will remain with the person at all times.

e.  Weapons may be secured in the member’s vehicle or in a secure area provided  by the BCH.

Hospitalized Persons - Notification of MCDC (870.30)

MCDC will only provide corrections officer coverage for persons admitted to the County’s contracted hospital. If the arresting member elects to issue a C-Cite on a hospitalized person, it will not be necessary to notify MCDC or to have a corrections officer assigned to the person. If there is a possibility that the person will be admitted to the County’s contracted hospital, the member will:

a.  Contact MCDC and inform a supervisor of the possible need for a corrections deputy.

b.  If the County’s contract hospital determines that the injured person is to be admitted, the member will again contact MCDC informing them of that decision.

c.  MCDC will then make arrangements for a corrections deputy to relieve the member as soon as possible.

d.  If an MCSO deputy has not arrived within the hour of the verifying call, the member will inform his/her supervisor who will contact MCDC.

e.  Members will not leave these persons until properly relieved by a corrections deputy.

f.   Once relieved by a corrections deputy, the member will promptly deliver a copy of the Custody Report (or ensure the delivery of a copy of the report) to the MCDC intake sergeant.

Suspects/Prisoners at Other Treatment Facilities (870.30)

Members may have to deal with injured suspects at treatment facilities other than the BCH or the County’s contract hospital. These situations may involve trauma cases and self-admittals. Because MCDC will not assign a corrections deputy to any hospital other than their contract hospital, members involved in these situations may take any one of the following methods:

a.  Pursue a probable cause arrest following the release of the individual.

b.  Pursue the grand jury/warrant avenue.

c.  Issue a C-Cite.

d.  Once the suspect/patient has stabilized, request that the medical facility staff determine if transfer to either the MCDC medical ward or the County’s contract hospital would be appropriate. If a transfer is appropriate, an arrest may be made and the procedures for notifying MCDC instituted.