Bisard Trial Week 2: Defense Team Challenges Evidence (VIDEO)

By Benecia Brown - 21Alive
By Emma Koch - 21Alive

October 25, 2013 Updated Oct 25, 2013 at 8:57 AM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) --Thursday, the defense challenged the Indianapolis Metro Police Department's chief crash investigator. He answered questions over differences in his reports, compared to those of a national crash expert.

The police department's investigator says Bisard was going 60 mph before the crash, and hit the first motorcycle at 44 mph. This statement is in comparison to Wednesday’s expert testimony, which said Bisard was going 76 mph and 60 mph at impact.

Previous Report
(21Alive & RTV6) -- Another juror was dismissed in the David Bisard Trial leaving only one alternate.

The juror is being dismissed because their job is at risk.


WEDNESDAY UPDATE : 10:14 a.m.: It was revealed in court that a member of Metro police has been attending the trial and sending daily summaries of testimony to others in the department, including some on the witness list.

"That's about as bad as anything I've heard about the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. But I've heard a lot of bad things about the IMPD," Judge John Surbeck said.

Major Greg Bieberich, who has been sending the notes, was put under oath and told to stop disseminating the information.

"You need to realize that this must stop immediately," Surbeck told Bieberich.

Bieberich responded, "Yes, sir."

Previous Report
The prosecution is getting close to resting its case, as the David Bisard trial continues Wednesday morning.

Jurors in the case against the suspended Indianapolis Metro Police officer heard more evidence Tuesday.

Officer John Koers testified that Bisard was assisting him on a call that day. When Bisard asked him if it was an emergency Koers said "no". Koers also testified that he saw no signs that would indicate Bisard was drunk.

Prosecutors say Bisard was driving 76 mph before the crash.

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