Friends, family hold vigil at crash scene to honor Eric Wells

Friends and family stood vigil Friday for a man killed in a crash involving an IMPD officer.

Monday marks the two-year anniversary of Eric Wells' death. He was killed when Officer David Bisard crashed his cruiser into him and his friends who were on their motorcycles at a red light.

Friday, Eric's friend and fellow rider, George Burt, stood at the crash site holding a sign honoring Eric and also demanding justice.

Bisard is accused of being drunk at the time of the accident.  However, he has yet to go to trial as the case has been riddled with controversy and mishandled evidence.

“I can't understand why it takes so long through the court system to try this case,” said Burt.

“This remembering, seeing his body here.  Kurt's over to the right and Mary behind him and no help at all. It really kind of still sticks with you.”

Just this week, a second vial of blood taken from Officer Bisard was sent to Texas for testing.

Bisard's attorney argued that the blood evidence should not be used in court because it was moved out of a refrigerated property room. But a judge recently ruled it can be tested because the seal was not broken.

Testing could take up to four weeks.

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