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Ind. Chief Resigns Over Mishandled Evidence In Cop's Crash

April 17, 2012  | 

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department's chief resigned on Tuesday, following news that a key piece of evidence was mishandled in an officer's crash case.

Chief Paul Ciesielski took responsibility for a vial of Officer David Bisard's blood that was moved and stored improperly. He will remain a captain with the department, reports the Indianapolis Star.

An internal police investigation found that Bisard was driving his patrol unit at 73 mph in a 40 mph zone while typing, sending and receiving messages on a laptop when he crashed into three motorcyclists on Aug. 6, 2010. Eric Wells, 30, was killed in the crash.

Reports indicated that Officer Bisard may have been intoxicated at the time of the crash.

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bluemeanie @ 4/18/2012 12:43 PM

How do you keep a person who obviously has no ethics or integrity in a position of authority after he resigns as chief under these circumstances? Kinda brings to mind who has what on who?

JimA @ 4/20/2012 6:41 AM

I am not sure that the chief's taking responsibility for someone else mishandling evidence indicates that this chief has no integrity. (Unless you know something I don't.) And as far as somebody "having something on somebody else' sounds all a little bit like a conspiracy theory to me.

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