TITLE 20: CORRECTIONS, CRIMINAL JUSTICE, AND LAW ENFORCEMENT
CHAPTER II: DEPARTMENT OF STATE POLICE
PART 1295 CERTIFICATION AND TRAINING OF ELECTRONIC CRIMINAL SURVEILLANCE OFFICERS
SECTION 1295.70 EVIDENCE HANDLING PROCEDURES


 

Section 1295.70  Evidence Handling Procedures

 

The following procedures shall apply to the handling of evidence generated pursuant to these provisions:

 

a)         Based on the operating specifications of the intercept equipment, all intercepted conversations will be recorded on the appropriate recording media for that device.

 

b)         Each shift shall produce a copy of all recorded conversations on the applicable recording media.  This copy will be write-protected before marking and sealing as evidence.  This will be done whether or not conversations have been recorded by assigned personnel during the course of the shift.

 

c)         At the conclusion of the shift, a recording of all intercepted conversations, in company with any related documentation generated by the shift monitor, will be sealed in an envelope.  Identifying information must be entered on the envelope and shall include, but is not limited to, the following:

 

1)         Information identifying the specific investigation.

 

2)         A listing of the individual exhibits the envelope contains.

 

3)         The inclusive times and dates during which the referenced evidence exhibits were obtained.

 

4)         The identity of the interception officers.

 

d)         The envelope, containing the referenced documents and recording media, shall then be deposited in an evidence locker or other secure facility.

 

e)         Officers shall retain copies of the referenced documents and recording media for investigative and disclosure purposes as authorized by law.

 

(Source:  Amended at 25 Ill. Reg. 15626, effective November 21, 2001)