Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Bisard Report Released

Today, the City of Indianapolis released IMPD's internal investigation report into the fatal accident that killed Eric Wells and critically injured two other motorcyclists, Kurt Weekly and Mary Mills.

According to the report, Officer David Bisard was driving his IMPD squad car at a high rate of speed with his emergency lights on to a call he had not been dispatched to. He also was apparently sending messages on his department-issued laptop right before he plowed into the intersection and struck the motorcyclists.

I have yet to read the 47-page report, and I intend to do so before I respond to this any more.

I will just say that it sounds as if that everyone up to the Public Safety Director had better speed up the pace of reform here or overhaul the way investigations, crime scenes, accident scenes, and other areas are managed. This sounds to me, as represented by Chief Paul Ciesielski, Public Safety Director Frank Straub, and Mayor Greg Ballard, to be a case that was botched completely at nearly every level.

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