Bisard investigation case to be sent to US Dept. of Justice
Indianapolis - Eyewitness News has learned where the investigation of an Indianapolis Metro Police officer will be headed next.
The FBI office in Indianapolis tells 13 Investigates that the investigation, once it's completed, will follow standard procedures and go to the Department of Justice.
The FBI says the case will be sent to the U.S. Department of Justice. An FBI spokesman tells 13 Investigates that attorneys at the Justice Department will review their findings and decide whether or not any criminal indictments are handed down.
No timetable has been given. The FBI says no official report will be released. Only indictments will be handed down, if that is the result of the investigation.
Indianapolis Public Safety Director, Frank Straub says IMPD's internal investigation will be made public by the end of the month.
Officer David Bisard remains on unpaid leave after crashing his police cruiser into a group of motorcyclists August 6th. Eric Wells was killed. Mary Mills and Kurt Weekly suffered life-changing injuries as a result of the crash.
Bisard's blood alcohol content was found to be .19. That's more than twice the legal limit for intoxication. But all of the DUI charges against Bisard were dropped after the prosecutor's office determined the blood draw for the test were not taken according to his interpretation of state law.
Bisard has been in trouble at IMPD one other time. In May 2010 he was suspended without pay for one day for failure to obey departmental rules and regulations, insubordination and neglect of duty. An IMPD spokesman tells 13 Investigates that Bisard went for a fitness for duty exam and was allowed to return to work.
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