Hite to be named IMPD chief

IMPD Chief Rick Hite
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Acting IMPD Chief Rick Hite will be officially named to the position of chief on Thursday.

Hite took over as acting chief in April when Paul Ciesielski stepped down as chief of the department. Ciesielski resigned over concerns about the way a second vial of blood was handled in the case involving IMPD Officer David Bisard.

Bisard is accused of drunk driving in a crash that killed a motorcycle rider and injured two others in August 2010 while responding to a call.

Ciesielski remains on the force as a captain. Two other officers have been placed on administrative leave.