Wednesday, March 19 2014 12:15 PM EDT2014-03-19 16:15:03 GMT
The change of venue for the David Bisard trial will cost Marion County over $25,000. Bisard was found guilty last November driving drunk and causing a crash that killed a motorcyclist and critically injuredMore >>
Allen County filed a claim Wednesday for compensation related to costs incurred by the trial.More >>
Saturday, January 18 2014 12:04 AM EST2014-01-18 05:04:47 GMT
Eyewitness News has learned Officer David Bisard is appealing his conviction in the death of a motorcyclist. A judge in Allen County sentenced the former IMPD patrolman to 13 years behind bars. BisardMore >>
Eyewitness News has learned Officer David Bisard is appealing his conviction in the death of a motorcyclist.More >>
Tuesday, December 17 2013 10:17 AM EST2013-12-17 15:17:37 GMT
A trial date has been set for former Indianapolis Metro Police Office David Bisard on a DUI charge, but prosecutors say plea deal offer is also on the table. Bisard, who was convicted in a separate, three-year-oldMore >>
A trial date has been set for former Indianapolis Metro Police Office David Bisard on a DUI charge, but prosecutors say a plea deal offer is also on the table.More >>
Monday, December 16 2013 5:31 PM EST2013-12-16 22:31:12 GMT
Former Indianapolis police officer David Bisard is reportedly close to a possible plea deal in his second drunk driving trial. Last month, a jury in Fort Wayne convicted Bisard of driving drunk on dutyMore >>
Court documents filed Monday show former Indianapolis police officer David Bisard is reportedly close to a possible plea deal in his second drunk driving trial.More >>
Wednesday, November 27 2013 6:24 PM EST2013-11-27 23:24:55 GMT
Former IMPD officer David Bisard is back in a Marion county jail tonight... A day after he was sentenced to 13 years in prison for causing a deadly crash 3 years ago while driving drunk. He will be backMore >>
As a result of the August 2010 tragedy, IMPD is making changes intended to help more police officers get the help they need and don't become victims of bigger problems.More >>
Wednesday, November 27 2013 12:15 PM EST2013-11-27 17:15:02 GMT
Former Indianapolis Metro Police Officer David Bisard insists he was not drunk on the day of a deadly crash. In a letter to Judge John Surbeck and the victims of an August 2010 crash, Bisard apologizes,More >>
In a letter to Judge John Surbeck and the victims of an August 2010 crash, former IMPD Officer David Bisard apologizes, but denies being drunk at the time of the crash.More >>
Wednesday, November 6 2013 3:00 PM EST2013-11-06 20:00:52 GMT
Now that the verdict is in on suspended Indianapolis Metro Police Officer David Bisard, prosecutors are planning for what comes next in a criminal and legal ordeal that's lasted more than three years. DavidMore >>
Now that the verdict is in on suspended Indianapolis Metro Police Officer David Bisard, prosecutors are planning for what comes next in a criminal and legal ordeal that's lasted more than three years.More >>
Wednesday, November 6 2013 12:21 AM EST2013-11-06 05:21:31 GMT
The future of all Indianapolis Metro Police officers has been impacted by the David Bisard case.There have been changes in leadership, with a new chief and a new public safety director.The department hasMore >>
IMPD Chief Rick Hite says he wants changes in how quickly officers accused of serious wrongdoing are disciplined.More >>
Statement from John F Kautzman, attorney for David Bisard, the Indianapolis Metro Police officer who was involved in a fatal crash in August 2010:
On behalf of David Bisard, we first reiterate our ongoing sympathy for the Wells family and Mr. and Mrs. Weekly. This case has tragically affected many families including the Bisards.
Today, we were surprised to learn that the 2nd vial of blood was removed from the IMPD property room and has remained in an unrefrigerated state for the past five months. This is particularly troublesome given that the judge previously put in place an evidence preservation order. Today's revelations regarding the mishandling of the blood sample further adds to the serious problems we have already demonstrated in court about the irregularities with the blood draw procedure itself.
There can be no doubt that that this blood sample is tainted beyond repair and a test of the blood would produce an unreliable and unusable result.
Last week, the State argued in court that it needed to further test the blood to confirm blood alcohol content accuracy. And late today, the prosecutor's office tendered a proposed order to the court asking to proceed with additional blood vial testing as if today's disclosures never occurred. The defense will again have to make appropriate filings in court to seek relief.
Perhaps most troublesome about today's alarming information is the fact that potentially exculpatory evidence has now been rendered useless.
Many questions remain unanswered including exactly who was involved in the movement of the 2nd vial of blood and when the prosecutor's office and IMPD officials became aware of the problem leading to today's announcement. We hope that a police administration that says it prides itself on transparency is forthcoming with answers to many of these questions, and that the prosecutor's office releases that information immediately.