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Bisard Trial: Toxicology Expert Testifies for Prosecution

10/25/2013

The prosecution in the David Bisard trial solidified its case Friday against the suspended Indianapolis Metro Police officer.

Dr. Alan Jones, a toxicology expert, testified that alcohol levels in the blood never increase. If anything, alcohol levels would go down over time if they weren't refrigerated.  The defense has challenged from the start that the blood was not accurate and mishandled in a series of embarrassing gaffs by the police department and blood technicians.

Blood evidence in the fatal crash showed Bisard tested at .19%, more than twice the legal limit. The witness also said it's very possible someone could appear sober and functioning, despite being intoxicated. That's one of the very first statements prosecutors presented in the opening days of the trial.  

The controversial email updates from the trial were still a point of contention in the case.  Bisard's attorneys said Friday they want testimony from one of the officers struck from the record. 

Wednesday, the court learned that IMPD was sending daily email reports from the case to top brass in the department and some of those emails reached witnesses, sparking an angry rebuke of the department by Judge John Surbeck. The judge said Friday they were unprofessional but not sure they are enough to damage the case.

Defense says the testimony from a police captain should be rejected because he got updates before he testified. The judge says he'll consider it, but it seems likely he would reject their request. 

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