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Ballard: Bisard Issues Shouldn't Tarnish IMPD's Image

5/2/2013

Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard says the ongoing legal issues surrounding Indy Metro Police officer David Bisard shouldn't stain IMPD's image.

Bisard was arrested Saturday on a drunken-driving charge. He's been awaiting trial in a 2010 traffic accident, in which prosecutors contend he was drunk when he struck and killed a motorcyclist.

Ballard says he believes the publicity the Bisard case has received weighs on his fellow officers. He says IMPD
is a good department and should be viewed that way, instead of through the prism of Bisard's difficulties.

Bisard has been on suspension since the 2010 case was filed. Ballard says any further disciplinary action must await the resolution of both criminal cases.

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