Judge dismisses juror in Bisard trial

October 16, 2013

A juror was excused Wednesday morning from the trial of Indianapolis police officer David Bisard, after he informed the court of a conversation that might prejudice him against the defendant. Bisard is charged with nine felony counts, including reckless homicide and drunken driving, in the 2010 death of a motorist. Identified as Juror No. 35, seat 9, the man said that after he was selected as a juror, he overheard a co-worker claiming to have inside information about Bisard’s guilt and commenting on Bisard’s drunk-driving charge from earlier this year. Allen County Judge John Surbeck dismissed the juror.