GREENCASTLE -- Gov. Mitch Daniels told reporters Wednesday he has corresponded with the family of a man who was recently killed in a vehicle crash involving an Indianapolis police officer.
Daniels said the family of Eric Wells had asked him to get involved in the case, something he says he cannot do.
"They want the state to intervene," Daniels said, adding the case is a city matter.
In August, Wells was hit by Indianapolis K-9 Officer David Bisard. It was reported later Bisard was allegedly intoxicated at the time of the crash.
Wells' family has said they had written Daniels asking him to get involved. Daniels, in turn, said he had never received a letter from the family.
"They hadn't written me at the time," he said.
However, Daniels said he has since written the family, giving his position in the matter.
"As soon as they wrote me, I wrote them right back," he said.
He added he has written the widow of Wells, expressing his condolences.
"I can't imagine what they've been through," he said.
Wells was killed Aug. 6, in Indianapolis, when Bisard, who was responding to a call, hit two motorcycles, one of which Wells was on.