Jury Verdict In Bisard Trial: Guilty On All Counts (VIDEO)

By Peter Neumann - 21Alive
By Rachel Martin - 21Alive
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By Corinne Rose - 21Alive

November 5, 2013 Updated Nov 6, 2013 at 12:06 PM EST

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) – The jury reached a verdict shortly before 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the trial of suspended IMPD officer David Bisard. The verdict will be read in court around 1:45 p.m.

Around 2 p.m. the verdict was read and David Bisard was found guilty on all nine counts.

Bisard was found guilty of operating with a BAC higher than .15, OWI causing death, reckless homicide, operating with a BAC of .08 causing injury, OWI causing serious injury, operating with a BAC of .08, and two counts of criminal recklessness.

Bisard will be in court for sentencing Nov. 26th.

Previous Report
No decision was made by the jury Monday night in the dramatic trial of Indianapolis Metro Police Officer David Bisard after beginning deliberations earlier that day.

After three weeks of testimony the jury began their deliberations around 2:40 p.m. Monday.

After a nine hour day in the courthouse—four of which the jury spent deliberating—Allen County Superior Court Judge John Surbeck called it quits at 6:30 p.m., and sequestered the jurors at a local hotel where each had their own hotel room.

Jury deliberations are expected to continue Tuesday at 9 a.m.

Monday morning, the trial took a strange turn. 21Alive's Corinne Rose reported from the courtroom that an alternate juror was selected to replace "Juror Number 12", who admitted to the judge that he had been on the internet this weekend looking for information on how people beat DUI charges.

Juror 12 originally lied to Judge Surbeck saying he did not do the research, and then changed his story admitting that he shared his findings with fellow jurors.

Judge Surbeck then interviewed each of the remaining 11 jurors. Juror 12 was replaced by the last remaining alternate.

So far the trial has included 79 witnesses, and over 200 pieces of evidence.

Officer David Bisard is charged with nine felonies for allegedly driving drunk while on duty, and plowing his squad car into a group of motorcyclists, killing one and injuring two others in 2010.

The trial was moved from Indianapolis to Fort Wayne due to excessive pre-trial publicity in Indy.




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