INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - If you believe the police, they say they saw no sign thatOfficer David Bisard was drunk after striking two motorcycles and acar this past Friday.
Sgt. Bill Owensby, the president of the Fraternal Order ofPolice, responded to criticism that police officers covered forBisard.
"It's pretty tough to say this is covering up when he's beencharged with six or seven felonies and he's currently suspendedpending termination," said the FOP President.
In fact, Owensby was with Bisard and several others in theexamining room, when Bisard's blood was drawn.
"In this room is another accident investigator," Owensby told 24Hour News 8's Debby Knox.
"From another department a supervisor, myself, two or threecanine supervisors, the doctor and the nurse. I don't know aboutthe doctor and the nurse, but I've talked with those other guys,nobody, I mean nobody sees smells hears detects anything."
So Bisard isn't taken to the arrestee processing center. Hedoesn't go to jail. He's not booked, not charged until five dayslater.
"If someone else gets picked up and blows a .19 they are goingto jail now," questioned Knox.
"Sure and I can't speak to that," said Owensby. "I can't speakto what happens at the APC, clearly there's a safety issue with anofficer in jail."
Owensby says Officer Bisard is surrounded by friends and family.
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