It was also revealed that IMPD Sergeant Dawn Higgins and former Public Safety Deputy Director Ellen Corcella secretly tape recorded two conversations with lead Prosecutor Denise Robinson talking about trial strategy and evidence.
“I can’t say that it was sabotage. I’m not going to say that. Certainly in more than 20 years of being a prosecutor, I’ve never heard of this happening and it’s never happened to me,” said Robinson.
Detective Kevin Wethington admitted Corcella, who was the number two in command under then-Public Safety Director Frank Straub, told him to go to IMPD’s internal affairs unit secretly one night to take the Bisard investigation files.
He said that Straub later told him to secretly download the emails of then-Police Chief Paul Ciesielski to find out what the chief knew about the Bisard investigation.
Bisard’s blood then that sat warm on a shelf in an IMPD property room for five months.