Cost of officer’s DUI, reckless homicide trial exceeds $25K

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)  The trial for the former Indianapolis police officer convicted of killing a person while he was driving drunk in his squad car cost more than $25,000, according to documents released Wednesday.

That trial was held in Allen County because David Bisard’s lawyers claimed he couldn’t receive a fair trial in Indianapolis.

In November, a jury convicted Bisard of causing a crash in 2010 that killed one person and hurt two more.

The expenses incurred during the trial amounted to $25,588, including housing in the Allen County Jail and medical expenses.

Marion County will cover all of the costs. provides commenting on many stories to allow for constructive discussion. In order to comment, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms and Conditions. Anyone violating these terms, including the use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinion of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, flag it so our moderators can review.

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