EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (KMOX) – We’re hoping to learn more details soon about a corruption probe that led to Madison County deputies invading the administration building in Edwardsville Wednesday armed with more than a half-dozen search warrants.
They were seen packing computers and boxes into a police vehicle, but few details were forthcoming from Madison County authorities.
On Wednesday night, Madison County State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons issued the following statement:
“In the later months of 2017, evidence of possible illegal conduct by county officials was
provided to the State’s Attorney’s Office. Based on the information provided through multiple
sources and individuals, State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons called for the formation of a special
investigative task force, comprised of members of multiple state and local law enforcement
agencies to investigate the allegations and determine the extent of any wrongdoing.
The search warrants executed today are the result of significant evidence developed by
the Madison County Public Corruption Task Force, as part of a larger, ongoing investigation.
Because of the highly sensitive nature of the investigation, no comments will be made by
investigators or others until such time as is legally appropriate. At that point, we will make
information available to the public and media.”