INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Each day, Santos Cortez has triumphs and challenges.
The 6-year veteran of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is learning to walk again.
"It's very emotional for me to hear about any drunk driving," said Cortez.
Cortez's emotions were on the rise when he learned that Lawrence police arrested suspended Officer David Bisard over the weekend for allegedly drinking and driving.
Bisard's arrest comes on the heels of his trial.
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Prosecutors accuse Bisard of drinking and driving and then crashing into a group of motorcyclists killing Eric Wells.
Since that 2010 crash, the F-O-P has paid for Bisard's legal fees. However, late on Thursday night, the board made a decision not to continue paying for Bisard's attorney. Before the union made that decision, Cortez said this to union members.
"He needs to be held accountable for this second action, and he needs to deal with this on his own."
Cortez also showed compassion for Bisard, adding that the troubled officer needs to get help for his drinking. He also added he wants Bisard to get a fair trial.
As for Cortez's rehabilitation, he is taking one day at a time, and looking forward to the day when he can serve the people of Indianapolis.
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