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The Bisard Report

The David Bisard Report is scheduled to be released later today.  I’ll have the details posted as soon as I can get them typed.  Check back here sometime after 3 p.m.   One thing I can say for sure is that if you are a big fan of grassy knolls, book depositories and second shooters, you’re going to be disappointed.

  • Anonymous

    I have NO DOUBT that liar, Frank Straub, will have redacted, revised, edited as he sees fit for political gain to deny a lack of leadership and the fact that ordering POLICE executives to leave a POLICE matter and attend a Frank Straub Public Relations Press Conference of praise and honor for this political crony was a clear failure of management and cause for termination of the Public Safety Director.

  • pascal

    If there are lies they will be easy enough to spot. Whoppers like rushing to judgement (after the panel spent two days listening to evidence)(in the matter of the juvenile where pandering is also the first line of commentary-oh, the 15 year old juvenile lately in the papers with his faced messed up) demonstrate that Mr. Straub is a fool.
    Any legislators reading this blog ought to lower the age on which the criminal records of juveniles are made available to the public to maybe 8 years old-no more than 10. I suspicion that the 15 year old has already an extensive record that the public being aware of would make a difference in how the public views this 5th wheel, Mr. Straub.
    As for the Bisard matter-my opinion might not be worth much as I am thinking that .19 folks can barely speak let alone drive or function.

  • On the Side of Blue

    The first two comments speak volumes! Here are my predictions regarding this “report”. First, there was no cover up, because there were no signs of impairment at the scene. Was there sloppy protocol? Sure! Who is responsible for that protocol and how it was executed…we’ll have to read and find out.

    Next, as this whole mess has progressed, I’ve become less and less convinced that Bisard was drunk. I’ve heard reliable rumor that the decimal point was misread, mis-stated or however one cares to label it, by the reporting lab tech, and this has been kept quiet over the fear that a misreported BAC from this lab would call into question too many convictions from previous years that would flood the local courts with appeals. Again, we’ll have to read and see what the “official” report is, and if this is even mentioned.

    Next, based on what we’ve seen with the “almighty Dr.” thus far, I predict that if the administration is cast in a bad light that Straub will throw Chief C. under the bus and use this as a catalyst for brining in one of his freinds brought here by Straub from Baltimore and currently serving in a position at the IMPD academy, and put this friend in the chief’s slot. (funny how Ballard hired Straub to get rid of the good ‘ol boy mentality with IMPD)

    With any luck, and a lack of refinement that is sure to happen at the direction of the “almighty Dr.” this report should clearly point blame for the fiasco that followed the whole crash scene, squarely on the shoulders of the PSD, open the door for 3 former high ranking IMPD officials to file suit against the city and the PSD for defamation, and make it clear to Ballard (if not everyone else) that Frank Straub is nothing SHORT of a wanna be cop, with too many letters behind his name, too much wind in his gas bag, no respect from anyone (althought he demands it each time he walks in a room) and little ability to do anything but widen the divide between the line officers and this administration. I’m sure it will all make an interesting read in a chapter of the book he is writing to chronicle his different “attempts” at being a PDS at cities across the US.

    Finally, the report should conclude that Bisard was running lights and siren to a scene that did not require it, and operated his vehicle in a reckless manor causing the death of one person, and seriously injuring 2 others.

  • Think Again

    I have no idea what the report will say, but I do have this question:

    Which report is this? The FBI report, turned over to the city? The city’s own internal report? A hybrid of the two?

  • On the Side of Blue

    Very good point TA! I’m sure which ever one is presented it will be “Doctored”!!

  • http://twitter.com/IndyStudent Matthew Stone

    I guess Ballard had no idea the report was due to be released today, and hasn’t had a chance to review it himself.

  • On the Side of Blue

    Matthew, do you find this surprising? It was turned over to the PSD’s office a couple of weeks ago, yes? Do you think Straub is in a hurry to show a report to Ballard that casts a negative light on decisions that came from his (PSDs) office before he has a chance to “Doctor” it and pick a sacrificial lamb to toss under the bus?

  • MH

    I don’t think I have ever seen the Mayor so agitated as when I saw the attempt by Russ McQuade on Ch.59 to interview him as to his knowledge of how long the report has been out, what it contains, etc. Another thing that may raise some eye-brows is the fact that PSD Straub initially asked for an independant, FBI investigation which was done, and yet now he states that the FBI never stated they would ‘report’ the results of the investigation, but that the results of the investigation (usually formatted into what we’d call a report) is with the civil rights division at federal HQ downtown. I wonder how many FOIA requests will be made for that investigation and how soon they will be made? I’m 100% confident that there will be no indication of Obstruction of Justice charges, but there could very well be some malfeasance and nonfeasance inferences regarding actions the Chief of Police and the PSD made not only that day but in subsequent days..should be interesting reading.

  • Think Again

    This is exactly why I asked my earlier question–which report is being released today?

  • http://twitter.com/IndyStudent Matthew Stone

    It probably won’t be released, TA. Straub went over Ballard’s head. Doesn’t even seem like Ballard was aware the report was due out this week and hasn’t even read it yet.

  • Anonymous

    Ballard has been out of town, he returned late yesterday. Give him a break.

  • Anonymous

    Ernie: Mayor Ballard appointed Straub and has allowed this megalomanic Straub to run amuck!

  • http://twitter.com/IndyStudent Matthew Stone

    Oh, I’m not blaming Ballard. It’s Straub that is clearly at fault. But it’s Ballard who put him in that position and has basically left him unchecked.

    And you don’t have to admit it publicly Ernie, but I bet you know that Straub’s negatives far outweigh his positives (if he has any). Talk to your LEO friends.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t know what to think of Straub. Those in the know, praise him. My LEO friends will NEVER consider him a leader.
    Don’t assume anything with my next statement.
    I think Mayor Ballard has some soul searching to do and he needs to do it quickly.

  • Pascal

    Since I don’t know how to file an FOI I wonder if our host does or would obtain a copy like he did with the useless IPS budget and print it here or provide a link so we could print it out or read it?
    The orginal, un doctored version would be much preferable. Is there anything to the rumor I heard that Doc. Straub is fixing to lay hands on the $4,000,000.00 of Washington Township “rainy day” funds and build a fire station by looting them? It is only a rumor at this point but one does have to wonder why Center Township has so much money laying around in bank accounts,and why Washington Township(who has no (zero) fire responsibilties post merger continues to rape it’s taxpayers for Slush Funding? Not calling any of this factual but I have been known to listen in taverns.

  • Pascal

    Since I don't know how to file an FOI I wonder if our host does or would obtain a copy like he did with the useless IPS budget and print it here or provide a link so we could print it out or read it?

    The orginal, un doctored version would be much preferable. Is there anything to the rumor I heard that Doc. Straub is fixing to lay hands on the $4,000,000.00 of Washington Township “rainy day” funds and build a fire station by looting them? It is only a rumor at this point but one does have to wonder why Center Township has so much money laying around in bank accounts,and why Washington Township(who has no (zero) fire responsibilties post merger continues to rape it's taxpayers for Slush Funding? Not calling any of this factual but I have been known to listen in taverns.