Verdict reached in trial of Indianapolis police Officer David Bisard

Jury could reach decision today

FORT WAYNE, Ind. - A verdict has been reached in the trial of Indianapolis police Officer David Bisard

Jurors began their second day of deliberations at 9 a.m., and word that a verdict was reached was released just before 1:30 p.m.

The panel of seven women and five men discussed the case for three and a half hours Monday before calling it a night.

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Bisard faces nine charges, including operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, causing death.

The alcohol-related charges dominated the 13 days of testimony at the trial and the closing arguments.

It's not clear how long it will take the jury to reach a decision, but Judge John Surbeck instructed the jury to pack at least two changes of clothes.

Bisard was charged after a crash while he was on duty that killed Eric Wells and injured Mary Mills and Kurt Weekly.


UPDATE 11:45 a.m.

Jurors have asked to listen again to recordings of radio traffic between Bisard and IMPD dispatchers leading up to the crash. 

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