INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Nov 26, 2013)– David Bisard is in a segregated cell inside the Marion County jail where he was delivered at 8:45 p.m. on Tuesday.
An Allen County judge sentenced former Indianapolis Metropolitan police officer David Bisard to 16 years in prison. Three years are suspended, meaning Bisard will essentially spend 13 years behind bars.
He was interviewed by jail mental health specialists. His family came to visit him as well.
It is assumed he will housed there until at least next week before the Department of Corrections is ready to move him to the Plainfield Diagnostic Center where he will be analyzed for incarceration based on his behavior, substance abuse counseling and personal danger.
In his sentencing statement, Bisard said, “I must begin by saying something that I’ve wanted to say for a long time- something my attorney had to try to say for me to the media because of concern over self-incrimination rights. That is simply this: I apologize and I am sincerely sorry of the tragic collision that resulted in the untimely death of Mr. Eric Wells and severe injuries to Mr. Kurt Weekly and Mrs. Mary (Mills) Weekly on August 6, 2010. The accident has affected the lives of so many people and I’m not sure that any amount of words could fully express the sorrow I feel for being a part of it.”
To read David Bisard’s full statement, click here: Bisard Statement at Sentencing 2013-11-26.