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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