October 08, 2000
Agencies: Milwaukee Police Department Wisconsin
Cause of death: Vehicular
Last updated: about 3 years ago
Police said that Norman L. Dismuke, 24, who had been drinking at the time of the crash, was speeding northbound on N. 60th St. when he spotted a police squad car on radar patrol at the side of the road. He apparently assumed that the squad would chase him, so he didn't slow down, police said. The police officer did not begin a high-speed pursuit. Instead he followed the car at a regular pace, only to catch up to it at 60th St. and Capitol Drive, where he found that the car had struck two others sitting at a red light, killing Shermicka Johnson.