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FOP Rescinds Legal Assistance for David Bisard

5/2/2013

The Indianapolis Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #86 will no longer pay for the legal fees of suspended IMPD Officer David Bisard.

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The FOP membership voted to rescind Bisard's legal assistance following Bisard's arrest Saturday for drunk driving.  The FOP was paying for Bisard's legal fees stemming from the 2010 crash that killed one motorcyclist and injured two others.  A statement from FOP President Bill Owensby says Bisard will now be responsible for all legal fees moving foward.

"This step should not be interpreted as a position regarding Mr. Bisard's guilt or innocence related to any of the pending allegations," Owensby says.  "Instead, it represents a steadfast commitment to the trust and responsibility amongst our other 3,000 active and retired members."

Bisard is currently in the Marion County Jail awaiting a bond revocation hearing in Allen County next week.

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