Police Officer Allegedly Behind Burglaries Accused Of Arson

(Madison County, IL) — An Edwardsville police officer who has been blamed for at least 12 burglaries is now accused of arson and money laundering. Madison County authorities say 41-year-old Brian Barker broke into an office building, burglarized several offices in the building, and started a fire that caused damage to several businesses. The cop has also been charged with money laundering for allegedly trying to sell stolen car parts and electronics both on Craigslist and in person. Barker was already charged with 12 counts of burglary for a string of break-ins that took place over a two-year period.