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No decision on DNA sample in Bisard case

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David Bisard in court Friday David Bisard in court Friday
INDIANAPOLIS -

Suspended Indianapolis Metro Police Officer David Bisard was back in court Friday.

Bisard is accused of reckless homicide after plowing his squad car into a group of motorcyclists, killing one of them and injuring two others.

Blood evidence is at the heart of this case. Prosecutors want to test a second vial of Bisard's blood for alcohol.

Two samples of blood were taken on the day of the crash, but the test on the first vial was thrown out by a judge, who ruled the person who took the sample wasn't qualified to do so.

Prosecutors are also requesting a DNA swab from Bisard to prove the blood is his.

They anticipate the defense may try to argue it is not, and prosecutors say a DNA test will erase any question.

Friday afternoon in court, Bisard's defense team asked for a continuance. They want more time to respond to the motions by the prosecution.

Now victims' family members face yet another delay in the case.

Mary Wells, the mother of victim Eric Wells, has been traveling from her home in Florida for every hearing in the case.

"As frustrating as it is, as heartbreaking each time we come in here as it is, this...is just the process that we're willing to go through no matter how long it takes. I'm not going away. I'm not done and we're here until the end," Wells said.

The judge did rule Friday that Bisard's personal guns, taken after the crash, can be returned and held by his attorney until the case is complete.

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