Victim's Family Wants City To Reveal Bisard Report
City Says Report Not Yet Finished
9:08 AM, Nov 1, 2010
The parents of a motorcyclist struck and killed by Indianapolis police Officer David Bisard are calling on the city to release the report on the investigation.Sgt. Bill Owensby, the president of the local Fraternal Order of Police union, said last week that the local and federal investigations into the crash had been completed, 6News' Renee Jameson reported.But Marion County Public Safety Director Frank Straub would only say that he is reviewing documents related to the Bisard case and that he expects a public release by the middle of next month.Aaron and Mary Wells said Monday they deserve information about what happened on Aug. 6, when police said Bisard was drunk on duty and crashed into their son, Eric Wells, and two other motorcyclists."Mayor (Greg) Ballard claims his administration is transparent. Why then do they conceal the reports and the evidence involved in our son's death?" asked Aaron Wells.The crash ignited a firestorm of controversy surrounding the department, including allegations that fellow officers intentionally covered up for Bisard.Owensby said that he had heard the report will not recommend any discipline, criminal charges or federal charges associated with officers' handling of the case.On Friday, Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi filed to reintroduce Bisard's flawed blood alcohol test to support a charge of reckless homicide.The Wells want Bisard re-charged with a DUI felony, charges that were dropped after it was determined the blood draw was not obtained legally."They have not treated us like victims. They've treated us like nobody's," Mary Wells said.In a statement to 6news, Brizzi said, "Prior to last Friday, the Wells family and I agreed to wait for the (Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department) report to come out, and then we would all meet to discuss it. The Wells family has the direct phone number to my assistant, but they made no attempt to contact me about anything that happened on Friday."Straub said his office will have no further comment until the investigation is complete and the report is released.