Section 21-27 Procedure upon arrest.

    Any person arrested for violation of the ordinances of this city shall be immediately conveyed to the county jail or such other place of confinement as the chief of police may direct, and the chief of police and members of the police department shall have the authority and power to keep such person in the county jail or other such place of confinement and prevent his escape until a trial can be held before the proper court, except as otherwise provided in this article.

(Code 1964, § 7.230)