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Friend of crash victims seeking answers, closure

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George Burt escaped the August 2010 crash without injury. George Burt escaped the August 2010 crash without injury.
Burt's friend, Eric Wells, was killed in the crash. Burt's friend, Eric Wells, was killed in the crash.
INDIANAPOLIS -

The victims of the accident involving IMPD Officer David Bisard now want to know how the FBI investigation will impact the officer's trial.

George Burt still remembers how helpless he felt the day he watched his friends killed and injured around him.

"I relive it and it's a nightmare," said Burt.

Burt was the only one who walked away unscathed from a deadly crash on August 6, 2010 when Bisard crashed his police car into a group of motorcycles waiting at a stoplight.

"I still have my dreams of what happened. They don't happen as frequently as they used to," said Burt.

Burt expected that to change this week, following IMPD's announcement that a second vial of Bisard's blood was moved, possibly compromising the evidence and the entire case.

"If he walks away, how will you deal with it? I don't know how I will. It hasn't happened yet," said Burt.

Burt said he felt let down by the same men and women he said were sworn to serve and protect.

"I wanna believe in them, but it looks like everything I wanna believe in has been thrown in my face. Well, this is the reason why you shouldn't. That hurts," Burt added.

"We've got a department that is operating like Mayberry and instead of having one Barney Fife running around, we've got a bunch of them," said Aaron Wells, the father of Eric Wells, who was killed that day.

Aaron Wells said he lost faith in the system when the first botched blood test was thrown out.

"Corruption was a part of this thing from the very beginning and the obstruction of justice has been there. I believe its still there," said Wells.

Burt agrees that how the police handled the case has looked questionable at best.

"What does it look like? What does it look like to the normal person out on the street?" asked Burt.

For Burt, moving on has been a day-by-day process. He still rides the same motorcycle he was on the day of the crash.

"I'm not going to let them take that away from me," said Burt.

He also said he hopes justice won't be taken from him and the other victims and their families either.

"I wanna see justice. I'd love that to happen. I'm still praying for it to happen," said Burt.

Officer Bisard crash investigation

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