Indianapolis—At the start of Monday's City-Council meeting, Democrat Brian Mahern wasted no time explaining his hope to form a bipartisan committee to look into the IMPD Officer David Bisard crash.
"Because of what I believe is the growing sense of uneasiness in our community as it relates IMPD," said Mahern.
And so the debate began.
"The public is very concerned about the way IMPD operates," said Mahern. "I've read stories about the effectiveness of officers on the street unable to do their jobs."
"I do not think those questions are appropriate tonight," replied Vaughn. "A committee like this can impact the Bisard investigation as well as the civil case against Indianapolis."
It seemed at times almost predictable that the Mayor's fellow Republicans would be in less of a rush to push for an additional investigation compared to the Democrats who are looking to gain ground in the court of public opinion and voters.
After a 10 minute discussion, Proposition #257 went up for a vote. That vote ended in yes-13, no-16 along party lines. The Republican majority won.
For now, the resolution will go to committee next week and possibly come before the full Council again at it's next meeting October 4th.