Bisard investigation: What went wrong

Officer David Bisard

Steve Jefferson/Eyewitness News

Indianapolis - Eyewitness News is uncovering new information into what went wrong with the crash investigation involving IMPD Officer David Bisard.

Sources close to the investigation say Internal Affairs officers are getting answers about the deadly crash.

Federal agents are also part of the fact-finding mission into what happened before and after the K-9 officer hit two motorcycles. The crash killed Eric Wells and injured two other riders.

The focus right now centers around questioning emergency personnel who responded to the crash scene. Sources close to the Internal Affairs investigation tell Channel 13 among those to be questioned are police accident investigators.

Channel 13 has also learned that someone on the scene told dispatchers not to send members of the Fatal Alcohol Crash Team.

Although the Internal Affairs investigation is in full swing, it most likely will not include questioning the main player, Officer Bisard.

Sources close to his family tell us he's gotten death threats since the crash and later suggestions about hiring security for his family.

Eyewitness News visited Bisard's home for comment but no one answered the door.

During a conversation with Bisard's attorney John Kautzman, he would not talk about any possible threats and would only respond saying, "No comment."

Thursday night party?

Also, Channel 13 has learned what Officer Bisard may have done the night before his deadly collision. Sources tell us Bisard partied with a North District officer that Thursday night.

Their gathering reportedly included alcohol, according to sources who know both officers.

Bisard left the crash scene riding with another officer. About the same time, Lawrence Police Officer Stan Stephens got a page to come to the Methodist Occupational Health Center.

At 1:09 pm, Officer Stephens read Bisard the Indiana implied consent. Police records show Bisard agreed to the blood draw at 1:48pm.

Stephens witnessed a medical assistant take blood from Bisard right arm, seal and sign the sample tube. The officer transported the sample to the property room in the basement of the City-County Building.

Another part of the chain of custody for Bisard's blood is at the Marion County Coroner's office. That's where crime lab workers tested his blood for alcohol.

Despite a .19 Blood Alcohol Content level, the blood draw is not admissible because it wasn't done at a hospital required by law. 

Bisard faces one count of reckless homicide and two counts of criminal recklessness. Prosecutors dropped all DUI-related charges.