Ex-Indy officer appeals convictions in fatal crash

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by Associated Press

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Posted on July 23, 2014 at 11:31 PM

 INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- A former Indianapolis police officer is appealing his convictions for killing one motorcyclist and seriously injuring two others while driving drunk in his police cruiser.

 
   WRTV-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1nVRDha) a brief filed by public defenders Wednesday claims the judge in the David Bisard case should have declared a mistrial after a juror conducted research on the case and reported findings to other jurors. It also says the judge shouldn't have ruled that Bisard had abused a position of trust.
 
   The brief also claims Bisard was denied due process on the question of whether he was a "tolerant drinker."
 
   Bisard was sentenced to 16 years in prison, with three years suspended, after being convicted in November on nine counts.
 
   It's now up to the Attorney General's office to respond to the filing.

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