Lackadaisy Sabbatical
Frustratingly, I was at a bit of a loss for a lot of the mundane details here. Researching police procedure of yore has often proven fruitless.  It's difficult to pin down in part because it's dated, I presume, but it's also not something that seems to be well documented - at least not for the layperson.  Apparently, it also varied a great deal from state to state and municipality to municipality.  The handcuffing (among other things) might appear awkward here, but I fell back almost entirely on photo reference for lack of more official material.  That way, it was at least not difficult to infer that suspects and prisoners might be cuffed in front, cuffed behind the back, or even cuffed to an officer's wrist (something rather frowned upon today) for escort.