A: Court dockets are available 24 hours a day, and seven days a week. All court dockets open with a waring docket, which is then followed by a Class C misdemeanor docket.
B: A Fort Worth judge is also available 24 hours a day, seven hours a week.
316.3 Prisoners requiring medical attention
A: A prisoner won’t be booked into a jail if they’re clearly injured or sick. Officers should bring sick or injured prisoners to John Peter Smith Hospital instead of the jail. If the prisoner refuses to be treated, the officer will bring a copy of that prisoner’s statement from the hospital. The officer is responsible for any and all property that belongs to prisoners at the hospital. They will then bring that to the property room and note on all forms that the prisoner is at the hospital. As soon as they can, the officer should report the situation to the supervisor and give the necessary paperwork. The officer will then tell the supervisor when the prisoner is being treated.
B: If a prisoner is brought to a jail who is clearly injured, and hasn’t been brought to the hospital, the supervisor will examine the prisoner and tell the officer to bring the prisoner to the hospital if needed.
C: Prisoners who are in the hospital for a long time can be booked out of custody, but will only be handed over to county officers to be guarded after a case is filed.
D: Hospital guard duty is the responsibility of the division of the police department that actually deals with the arrest. Sergeants are responsible for scheduling officers to work the guard duty until the case is filed or the prisoner is released from the hospital to be brought to the jail.