The Report Of The Bisard Crash

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#1 Apr 22, 2012
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#2 Apr 22, 2012
Some salient points to ponder.

Bisard has refused to give a statement to his department since the crash.

There seems to be a genuine pattern of incompetence thru out this case by the department.

But one name just stood out to me while reading this report. A Sgt.Heustis. He seems to be an integral member of the investigation. In fact,he was found to be in violation of policy by not having Bisard's patrol car processed by the crime lab.(Page 16) Also,the car was not processed by the crime lab until OVER A MONTH after the crash.(page 16)

Since the report has been written,we (the community) now have recently been informed of the contamination of the second vial of blood. How convenient. According to WISH Tv,there's an internecine battle between Straub and Curry as to who knew what and when with respect to the second vial. http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/news/local/marion_c...

The interesting thing is....There's a Det.Heustis at the fulcrum of this battle. Is this Detective the former Sergeant? If so,why are we (as a city) rewarding those responsible for the seemingly incompetent handling of this important case?

Is this Detective the individual responsible for the movement and subsequent vial contamination?

Is this why the individual wasn't named in news reports?

Moreover...

There has been no accountability for the actions and improper inactions by those involved from the mayor's office.

City attorneys continue to refuse to meet with victims and their attorneys.

Where is the leadership you promised during your initial campaign,Mayor?
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#3 Apr 22, 2012
A few more things to consider. Remember when the crime was initially reported by news stations/channels? The reports were heavily biased and seemed to point the blame toward the cyclists.

As the case has developed,we learn there's been a series of "supposed" acts of incompetence.

Having said that,notice how the sycophants of the mayor and IMPD are using the 67 LE and medical personnel at the scene as evidence of Bisard's sobriety and that evidence (tenuous at best)somehow exonerates Bisard.

That number of 67 represents not only those at the scene,but those involved subsequently in the ongoing investigation. The use of these 67 personnel as proof of Bisard's sobriety is grossly misleading. And, seems intentionally so.

Also,I bet very few individuals had contact with Bisard at the scene. Moreover,look at the number of medical personnel at the scene as opposed to the number of IMPD personnel. The argument proffered by the sycophants is moot.

Also,there seems to be a concerted effort to question the validity of the blood draw by intentionally misleading statements. Even Ruth Holliday has chimed in (Link).. http://www.ruthholladay.com/

As an ex-reporter,she's decided the "feelings" of unnamed persons in the public safety sector are of import. Not facts,but feelings. She also takes a cheap shot at an individual named Wilson and accuses them of bias. C'mon,Ruth,you don't think there's a bit of a bias amongst those you've chosen to quote from as fact? Your post came off as a petty political jab and as an intentionally misleading commentary of tacit support of the mayor. As a reporter,shame on you. You should know better.

Guess what? That blood draw is fine. The science behind the blood draw is still in tact. The only problem with the blood draw is a bureaucratic one. If Bisard had committed this crime just a few months earlier,the blood draw would not be questioned at all. Nada.

Frankly,I'm tired of reading misleading statements by those that seem to have an agenda.

Whether your agenda is to keep the image of IMPD squeaky clean,to exonerate Bisard,or to keep the image of this city's best prospect as worst mayor ever untarnished.... We're not naive little serfs. We're not buying into the idea that this case is just honestly riddled by a constant series of innocent mistakes.

Incompetence or malfeasance....Either way,no one has been held accountable. That's a fact. One dead and 3 were injured. 2 Seriously. That's a fact as well. Chew on it.
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#4 Apr 22, 2012
{From The Report}

This investigation determined that Officer Bisard violated several IMPD General Orders on the day of the crash. The investigation determined that due to poor crash/crime scene control, and a lack of supervision, evidence was lost and/or seriously compromised. There is no evidence to suggest that Officer Bisardís blood was improperly secured, entered into evidence improperly, or that the blood test results were altered. In fact, all of the tests confirm that Officer David Bisardís blood alcohol content (B.A.C) was .19%.
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#5 Apr 22, 2012
Officer Bisard refused to be interviewed. Therefore, it is unknown what other activities Bisard engaged in between 09:00 hours and 11:17 hours.

A decision was made to transport Officer David Bisard to Methodist Occupational Health Center, 1101 Southeastern Avenue for treatment of his injuries and the blood draw required to comply with I.C. 9-30-6-6. There are conflicting accounts as to who exactly made the decision. Consensus is that the decision was made jointly by three primary officials:(1) Sgt. Jeff Peterson (A114), who was concerned about the potential for conflict among officers and family members arriving at Methodist Hospital; (2) Sgt. Doug Heustis (TR40), IMPD Crash Coordinator and FACT team member, and (3) Major John Conley
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#6 Apr 22, 2012
Prior to leaving the scene, Officer Bisard had a conversation with Major Conley regarding concern over his patrol rifle and tactical gear that was in the trunk of his crashed vehicle. Major Conley approved and watched the removal of the gear including a black bag from the trunk of the vehicle. Officer Bisard removed the black bag and placed it in Sgt. Petersonís vehicle. No one at the scene examined the contents of the bag removed or inventoried the items from the vehicle which was part of the crime scene.

Sgt. Doug Heustis, the assigned reconstructionist / detective, never requested Crime Lab to process the vehicle as is required within 72 hours of impounding the vehicle (IMPD G.O. 7.3 Towing / Impounding). Detectives Tom Lehn and Rick Burkhardt requested Crime Lab process the vehicle as part of their internal investigation and review of the incident. On September 13, 2010, Crime Lab Specialist Don Toth conducted a search of Bisardís assigned vehicle.
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#7 Apr 22, 2012
Since alcohol related charges against David Bisard were dismissed by Prosecutor Brizzi who based his decision on an improper blood draw, FACT6 team members were questioned by Detectives Burkhardt and Lehn and Investigators Hofmann and Storkman regarding their training and procedures. Lt. Stephens, Officer Perkins, and Lt. George Crooks each stated the prosecutorís office was responsible for providing their legal training and updates. According to the law as he knew it, Lt. Stephens believed that Michelle Maga was a qualified person to do the blood draw on August 6, 2010 at the Methodist Occupational Health Center. In fact, prior to the amendment of IC 9-30-6-6 in March 2010, a blood sample drawn by Michelle Maga, a medical assistant trained in phlebotomy, at Methodist Occupational Health Center would have been proper.

Many officers not involved in the crash investigation were observed in and around the crash scene. The scene was not secured and non-essential personnel were allowed access.
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#8 Apr 22, 2012
Violated? Yes Ė There was poor crime scene management resulting in the loss of valuable evidence. The General Order specifically states the crash scene is considered a crime scene; therefore all debris and/or property are considered evidence and shall not be disturbed unless absolutely necessary. Sgt. Doug Heustis and Officer Jason Cottey were completely involved in crime scene processing (statements, measurements, and photos) and it would be unreasonable to hold them accountable for overall scene management and security. Major John Conley, based on officer interviews and statements was the identified supervisor of the scene. Major Conley also admitted to approving and overseeing the removal of gear including a black bag from the trunk of the vehicle. Major Conley was present as Officer Bisard removed a black bag (unknown contents) from the crime scene and placed it in Sgt. Petersonís vehicle. No one at the scene examined the contents of the bag removed or inventoried the items removed from the vehicle which was part of the crime scene. Major John Conley violated General Order 7.1.
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#9 Apr 22, 2012
Followed? No. There was no inventory search of the vehicle conducted prior to towing.
Violated? Yes. Sgt. Doug Heustis violated the General Order. He did not conduct an inventory search of the vehicle prior to the vehicle being towed from the crash scene. He also failed to secure the vehicle and its contents and schedule the vehicle for processing by Crime Lab. Officer Bisard went to the city garage and removed unknown items from the crashed vehicle and placed them in an assigned pool car on the day of the crash. The unsupervised removal and transfer of items occurred on August 6, 2010 shortly after 16:00 hours based on a timeline from officer statements.
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#10 Apr 22, 2012
The investigation also determined that Major John Conley violated IMPD General Order 7.1 Ė Traffic Crash Investigations specifically allowing poor crime scene management that undermined the integrity of the overall investigation. As a result, critical evidence was not obtained. Specifically Officer Bisardís vehicle (crash vehicle) was removed from the scene without being properly inventoried.
Goobers

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#11 Apr 22, 2012
Let's not forget our Hungry-Man....The one that had stopped for some food at Hardee's while carrying the vials.
Lt. Stephens left MOHC and stopped at Hardees for a sandwich.

What an unprofessional bunch of goobers,IMHO.
Stating The Obvious

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#12 Apr 23, 2012
If Bisard is claiming that he wasn't drunk at the time of the accident,and the blood draw was taken in a technically proper (but not a bureaucratically correct one) manner,then that leaves only two possibilities.

#1- The people at the lab were incompetent. Which I doubt.

#2- Or,the vials were tampered with and or exchanged while in possession of Lt. Stephens.
Stating The Obvious

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#13 Apr 23, 2012
I should clarify.

"People at the lab", meaning those that were in receipt of the vials after Lt Stephens had them in his possession.

There's only 2 places where the vials were prior to being tested by the crime lab.

1 Methodist Occupational.

2 In the possession of Lt Stephens.

3 The crime lab.

Here's two scenarios;

Bisard was either drunk and the subsequent chain of events have been nothing more than a series of misfortunate flukes.

Or,Bisard was sober and someone had the vials long enough in their possession to tamper with them.

I'm certainly not a professional sleuth,but it appears that if Bisard was indeed sober,then the vials would've been tampered with at the point between Methodist Occupational and their arrival at the crime lab.
Interesting

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#14 Apr 23, 2012
Some Excerpts wrote:
Officer Bisard refused to be interviewed. Therefore, it is unknown what other activities Bisard engaged in between 09:00 hours and 11:17 hours.
A decision was made to transport Officer David Bisard to Methodist Occupational Health Center, 1101 Southeastern Avenue for treatment of his injuries and the blood draw required to comply with I.C. 9-30-6-6. There are conflicting accounts as to who exactly made the decision. Consensus is that the decision was made jointly by three primary officials:(1) Sgt. Jeff Peterson (A114), who was concerned about the potential for conflict among officers and family members arriving at Methodist Hospital; (2) Sgt. Doug Heustis (TR40), IMPD Crash Coordinator and FACT team member, and (3) Major John Conley
"Officer Bisard refused to be interviewed. Therefore, it is unknown what other activities Bisard engaged in between 09:00 hours and 11:17 hours."

Now,that's certainly interesting. Not only has Bisard refused to give a comment to IMPD,Bisard has refused to say where we was during this time period. And, the department can't verify and account for his whereabouts while he was supposedly on the clock....Hmmm.

I have a feeling if we knew where he was during the period between the hours of 09:00----11:17,it would shed a lot of light as to why this has happened. I also believe it would open a very large can of worms. Just a hunch.
Ballard Has Failed

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#15 Apr 24, 2012
Some Excerpts wrote:
Officer Bisard refused to be interviewed. Therefore, it is unknown what other activities Bisard engaged in between 09:00 hours and 11:17 hours.
A decision was made to transport Officer David Bisard to Methodist Occupational Health Center, 1101 Southeastern Avenue for treatment of his injuries and the blood draw required to comply with I.C. 9-30-6-6. There are conflicting accounts as to who exactly made the decision. Consensus is that the decision was made jointly by three primary officials:(1) Sgt. Jeff Peterson (A114), who was concerned about the potential for conflict among officers and family members arriving at Methodist Hospital; (2) Sgt. Doug Heustis (TR40), IMPD Crash Coordinator and FACT team member, and (3) Major John Conley
Conflict? Why would Sgt Peterson be worried of conflicts? They're professionals,right?

Why would there be a conflict?

It's not like anyone from the victims family are going to be aware of which officer is Bisard. Heck,at that point,the crash was still considered an "accident".

Moreover,

There wasn't a concern for conflict when sending IMPD staff to the hospital to acquire blood draws from the injured victims.

Does IMPD keep their officers from attending/testifying in court cases because of the potential for conflict in the hallway at the courthouse building?
Ballard Is Such A Buffoon

Flora, IN

#16 Jun 1, 2012
The FBI's conclusion of IMPD's mishandling of the 2nd vial of blood can be read here......

http://www.slideshare.net/IndianaBarrister/fb...

Be sure to read the last paragraph at the bottom of page 15 of the document/slide.

It's interesting as to whom plays a pivotal role (again) in this debacle. Ballard will probably make this incompetent buffoon our next safety director.

I Incompetence
M Malevolence
P Pedestrian excuses
D Drunken with arrogance
Eubanks in corbin

Brodhead, KY

#17 Jun 1, 2012
crimes lab

Indianapolis, IN

#19 Jan 27, 2013
Dr. Kathryn Loy Fletcher of Ball State Drove Drunk With Child in car which is a Class D felony. She is the wife of serology supervisor David A. Smith of the Indianapolis Marion County crime lab. Charges: Fletcher, Kathryn Loy Citation StatuteLevelDate1.†9-30-5-3(a) (2)/FD: Operating Vehicle While Intoxicated; Passenger Under (18) Years of Age. C14651569-30-5-3(a)(2) Felony D. 04/05/20112.†9-30-5-2(a);(b)/M A: Operating While Intoxicated Endangering a PersonC14651569-30-5-2(a);(b)M isdemeanor Class A04/05/20113.†9-30-5-1(a)/MC: Oper Veh w/ Alcohol Concentration Equivalent to at Least .08 but Less than .15C14651569-30-5-1(a)Misdemea nor Class C04/05/2011Events & Orders of the Court.
IHate Spupidity

Westfield, IN

#20 Jan 27, 2013
This bozo (Bisard) got a MADD honor medal when is was playing Nazi as a COP in Noblesville before he wanted more victims to harass. And don't forget, The one killed on the bike was a veteran Navy Officer anda Masters/PHD candidate. A young Man out for lunch from a Defense Job. Bisard is not much different than many Cops in Noblesville AND Westfield. Goons and Bozos.
Poor Bozo The Clown

Matthews, IN

#21 Apr 27, 2013
IHate Spupidity wrote:
This bozo (Bisard) got a MADD honor medal when is was playing Nazi as a COP in Noblesville before he wanted more victims to harass. And don't forget, The one killed on the bike was a veteran Navy Officer anda Masters/PHD candidate. A young Man out for lunch from a Defense Job. Bisard is not much different than many Cops in Noblesville AND Westfield. Goons and Bozos.
Yep,Bisard is a bozo and goon. Have you seen his new mugshot? He is a doppelganger for bozo the clown.

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