Asset Forfeiture Forms and Statistics (Illinois State Police)

Curtis Waltman filed this request with the Illinois State Police of Illinois.


From: Curtis Waltman

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (5 ILCS 140/1 to 11), I hereby request the following records:

-The Equitable Sharing Agreement and Certification forms submitted as required to the United States Department of Justice for the years 2011 through 2016.
-Total civil asset forfeiture figures per year for the years 2010 through the date this request is processed.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.


Curtis Waltman


Good Afternoon -

Can we please get more of a description or explanation of "civil
forfeiture" ?

Thank you.

From: Curtis Waltman


Yes of course. I am referring to civil asset forfeiture funds. These are funds found in possession of an individual who was arrested or suspected of a crime, that police are allowed to take. I hope this helps.

Curtis Waltman


Good Morning - The section handling your request needs to know if you mean
state or federal ? See next sentence.

I understand it means forfeiture proceeds/funds, but still did not
clarify State or Fed. I am assuming State forfeiture figures, but given
asked about the Equitable Sharing (FED), I wanted to be sure of the

Thank you.

From: Curtis Waltman


I actually meant both state and federal. Thank you for clarifying!

Curtis Waltman



Mr. Curtis Waltman

Re: FOIR #17-1667

Dear Mr. Waltman:

Thank you for writing the Illinois State Police with your request for
information pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, 5 ILCS
140/1 et seq. On July 11, 2017, we received your request for the
following: Records related to equitable sharing agreement forms submitted
to the US DOJ from 2011-2016 and asset forfeiture figures for 2010 to
through present date.

Your request is granted. The document(s) you requested are attached.

Erin Davis
Freedom of Information Officer
801 S. Seventh St., Suite 1000-S
Springfield, Illinois 62703