Indy officer loses FOP support in 2010 fatal crash

By The Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS  — A suspended Indianapolis police officer facing reckless homicide and other charges for a 2010 crash in his cruiser that killed a motorcyclist and injured two others won’t have his legal bills paid any more by his union.

Members of the Indianapolis Fraternal Order of Police voted to take the step Thursday night five days after David Bisard was arrested for drunken driving. A blood draw after the 2010 crash also found he was intoxicated.

Bisard faces an October trial in Fort Wayne on the 2010 charges. The case was moved from Indianapolis because of extensive media coverage.

Meanwhile, a spokesman for the city of Indianapolis says it will pay $175,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by three police supervisors who were demoted over the 2010 investigation.

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