All three were at the accident scene on Aug. 6, when Bisard's cruiser hit a group of motorcyclists. Eric Wells was killed.
A blood test indicated Bisard was drunk and he was initially charged with seven DUI-related felonies. But those chargers were later dropped because the blood test had been mishandled and no other evidence supported the DUI charge.
None of the riders was wearing a helmet.
A nine-year veteran, Bisard received several awards from the department, including a medal of valor for killing a bank robbery suspect who had ambushed him with an AK-47 in April. He recorded more than 800 arrests in nine years with IMPD, according to records.
As a member of the Noblesville Police Department in the late 1990s, e received awards two years in a row from Mothers Against Drunk Driving and won commendations four years in a row.
Bisard also was one of the IMPD's most aggressive officers. Records show his 14 vehicle pursuits were more than any other officer working in Marion County in 2003 and 2004. But in eight years with IMPD, he had five minor on-duty crashes during pursuits.
There is so much corruption in police depts that I am more afraid of them than I am so-called criminals. I mentioned this one in another thread, but a buddy of mine served on a police advisory board in "a major city". He relayed some very disturbing stats about police crimes including assault (physical and sexual) which are MUCH more frequently perpetrated (on a per capita basis) by LEOs than the gen pop.
Originally posted by Common Good
The cop who killed the motorist should be IN JAIL for voluntary manslaughter.
This is just SICK.
A probable cause affidavit filed today alongside the charges says Bisard's patrol car likely was traveling 65 to 70 mph with siren blaring before it began skidding on East 56th Street in a failed bid to avoid the motorcycles, which were stopped in the left lane. Bisard's blood alcohol content tested at 0.19 in a blood draw taken two hours after the incident.
EARLIER: Bisard not yet arrested in crash Investigators ordered a blood draw from IMPD canine officer David Bisard at 1:48 p.m. Friday, more than two hours after he was in a deadly accident involving two motorcycles in Indianapolis. (2 of 3) Bisard was never booked into jail in spite of a previous accident, officials said. “We have no record of him being here or having been here,” said Marion County Jail spokesman Julio Fernandez.