City to tap into insurance fund to pay surviving victims of Bisard crash

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City leaders plan to tap into an insurance fund to pay more than $2 million in settlements to the two surviving victims of the Officer David Bisard crash.

Kurt Weekly and Mary Mills were hurt when Bisard ran into a group of motorcyclists with his cruiser. Another rider, Eric Wells, was killed.

By dipping into the insurance fund, the city will be able to pay damages even sooner to Mills and Weekly. Some worry, though, that that will leave the city vulnerable and unable to guard against other potential losses.

Mayor Ballard’s office said he will ask the City-County Council to issue the city a short-term bond that will repay the money paid to the victims.

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