Cop Busted for Burglarizing Multiple Businesses and Homes While On-Duty and In Uniform

By Matt Agorist Edwardsville, IL — A veteran police officer of more than 20 years has been charged with a slew of felonies after being caught burglarizing homes and businesses while on duty.
According to, Officer Brian Barker, 41, of Moro was initially charged with burglary, a Class 2 felony, and official misconduct, a Class 3 felony. He was accused of entering Reality Salon and Spa in Edwardsville on Sunday and stealing money from the register while on duty.
Prosecutors since have added another 12 charges: 10 counts of burglary, targeting Edwardsville businesses since 2012; one count of residential burglary of a home in …read more