Three new top commanders have been named at the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department in the wake of the botched David Bisard case.
Deputy Chief William Lorah has been promoted to assistant chief of police. Major Gregory Bieberich has also been promoted to deputy chief of investigations. Captain Harold Stephen Turner will now serve as a major in the Professional Standards Division.
The changes come one day after Police Chief Paul Ciesielski resigned and Deputy Chief Val Cunningham was placed on administrative leave after an investigation into the alleged mishandling of a vial of blood related to a 2010 fatal accident involving an Indianapolis police officer.
One motorcyclist was killed and two were injured when a car driven by David Bisard plowed into them at a northeast side intersection.
Tuesday, Deputy Public Safety Director Rick Hite was named as the interim chief of IMPD. Additionally, the FBI is now currently investigating the transfer of a vial of Officer Bisard's blood between a pair of IMPD property rooms that may have rendered the evidence unsuitable for a criminal case.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times