Riders show support for motorcyclist killed in IMPD crash
Indianapolis - A motorcycle ride is being held Wednesday to show support for the family of Eric Wells, a motorcyclist killed in a crash with a Metro Police officer on August 6th.
Kokomo Harley riders rode into Indianapolis Wednesday morning. They were headed to the Statehouse. The group says they "want justice and no special treatment" for Metro Officer David Bisard. Bisard has been charged with felony counts of reckless homicide and other charges in the crash which left Eric Wells dead and Mary Mills and Kurt Weekly critically injured.
Dozens of riders staged a peaceful rally to show support for the victims' families. They tried to meet with Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman, but she was not available.
Bisard was originally charged with DUI-related counts, but those were dropped on a technicality. A blood draw showed he had a blood alcohol content of .19 on the morning of the crash, but because the draw was not conducted by a certified technician, the prosecutor said it wouldn't stand up in court.
Eric Wells' family purchased space on a billboard along I-465 near the airport. Our partners at The Indianapolis Star say it will read, "Remember Eric Wells. Killed by a drunk driver August 6, 2010."
On Tuesday, Wells' family members released letters they sent to city and state officials to make the plea that Indiana State Police, not Metro Police, should conduct the investigation into why procedures were not followed after Bisard's crash. The FBI is already assisting on the case.