In reporting on the recent court case involving an Indianapolis police officer, an Indianapolis television reporter just announced that “Officer Bisard had been an exemplary officer for years.”
I would offer a different take, to-wit:
I’m suggesting that Officer Bisard may have been a chronic drunk for many years. We will never know how many times he may have been covered for by “The Blue Wall of Silence.”
I do not doubt that the decorated officer performed some, perhaps many, really useful duties during his lengthy service, but those “exemplary” services were erased by his felonious actions in causing death and serious injury by driving and speeding while drunk.
I would declare to his lawyers: These are merely allegations and not statements of fact, so don’t bother to sue me for saying what thousands of people already think; also, the fact that he has been duly convicted is not a matter of conjecture.