Updated: Thursday, 12 Aug 2010, 10:42 AM EDT
Published : Wednesday, 11 Aug 2010, 9:45 PM EDT
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - According to IMPD policy, sirens are used “only when the officer is responding to a reported or confirmed emergency situation… or in a pursuit.”
We took it to the IMPD police chief Paul Ciesielski if he should have been running that day with lights and sirens.
The Chief said, "That's part of our investigation. I really can't answer that right now because it all depends on what was the warrant arrest, what was it those officers asked of the K-9 officer when they asked for his assistance, what did he hear over his radio that made him decide he needed to run with lights and sirens. That's still under investigation."
We also wanted to find out where the officer was going that day but Prosecutor Carl Brizzi told police not to release the information to us, as it "might jeopardize the investigation".
So, we started digging and through sources we found out the officer was headed to 42nd and Priscilla near Arlington on the east side.
As a K-9 officer, he was back up to a felony warrant on the possession of marijuana, failure to appear, license suspended in Marion and Boone counties, and drunk driving. It was certainly nothing dangerous.
We knocked on doors to ask neighbors what they saw on Friday near 42nd and Priscilla. Many weren't home, others saw very little, while other simply shook their head no. Apparently, no one saw anything. No police car, no warrant and still no answers on where he was going on what turned into a fatal day.
The accident that killed the motorcyclist is all the talk on the web among bloggers who ride. Many of those commenting claim to be officers, one saying "I drove a police car for 25 years. I've heard of bikes being hit by drunks but a police cruiser running lights and sirens?"
Another simply states, "I worked in warrants for several years and never needed a back up run code (lights/sirens) to get to me."