High Praise For Local Jury, Judge (VIDEO)

By Corinne Rose - 21Alive

November 6, 2013 Updated Nov 6, 2013 at 6:38 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) -- We wanted to bring you some candid comments from people involved in the David Bisard trial.

The case involving the Indianapolis police officer was moved to Allen County because of excessive pre-trial publicity in Indy.

The Indianapolis Metro police officer was convicted of all nine felonies against him from a fatal drunk driving crash three years ago.

And the victim's family and the prosecutor have high praise for the Allen County jury and judge.

“We're very pleased that these jurors took the time out of their lives and set through three weeks of this, and that's very difficult for them, as well,” said Aaron Wells, the father of the man who died.

“Judge Surbeck did a phenomenal job of trying this case, of judging the case and making sure that the rules were followed. The jurors, their commitment to the case, in speaking with them, they're absolutely committed to doing the right thing and following the law,” said prosecutor Denise Robinson.

Bisard will be back in Judge Surbeck's courtroom on November 26th to be sentenced.

The conviction on the most serious charge carries a prison term up to 20 years.




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