INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - A Marion County judge suspended Indianapolis Metropolitan police officer David Bisard's license on Wednesday.
Bisard appeared in court Wednesday for his initial hearing on his most recent arrest. He is being charged with two counts of operating while intoxicated after police say he crashed a truck in Lawrence on Saturday.
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The judge ruled that if Bisard is able to be released on bond, he will be placed on an alcohol monitoring device.
A 2010 case against Bisard is still pending in Allen County. Bisard is accused of killing a motorcyclist and injuring two others while allegedly driving drunk in his police car in 2010.
Bisard's 2010 case was moved to Allen County due to extensive media coverage. On May 9, a judge there will consider whether to revoke Bisard's bond because of his most recent arrest. A trial date for the 2010 case has been set for October.
Marion County Deputy Prosecutor Denise Robinson told reporters she didn't expect Saturday's arrest and court proceedings would have any impact on the timing of the October trial.
Two of the motorcyclists involved in the 2010 crash watched as deputies escorted Bisard to court Wednesday morning.
Mary Mills and George Burt say Bisard seemed different now that he is an inmate at the jail.
"You don't see the cockiness he had before. I don't think he is seeing hope here now, and I think it is finally settling in" Burt said.
Mills echoed his comments.
"The arrogance isn't there. That's what I saw. I didn't see the arrogance that I had seen before where he would sit in court and clean his nails" Mills said.
Bisard pleaded not guilty Wednesday to two misdemeanor charges.
The Attorney for David Bisard, John F. Kautzman, released the following statement Wednesday evening on the Bisard family's behalf:
The Bisard family first and foremost wants to again extend their ongoing sympathies to the Wells, Weekly and Mills families. We also want to express our appreciation to friends, fellow law enforcement officers and the FOP for their support.
The criminal allegations stemming from the 2010 incident are separate and distinct from any other allegations. Guilt or innocence in one instance does not equate to guilt or innocence in another. All cases are to be judged independently, involving a review of the particular facts and circumstances relating to each case.
Accountability for his actions, legal or otherwise, rests solely with David - not his wife, daughters, or parents. We ask that the media please respect the privacy of our family members.
While we continue to believe that the evidence proves the conduct in 2010 was not criminal, the fact remains that the lives of numerous people have been changed forever. We can only hope that a fair and thorough examination of the evidence through the court process will someday results in additional insight and perspective as the entire community attempts to move forward.
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