No charges filed in police pursuit, deadly motorcycle crash in Mishawaka

(Photo supplied/ABC 57)

No charges will be filed against the officer involved in the police chase and deadly motorcycle crash in Mishawaka during the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

The pursuit took place on in the early morning hours of Saturday, May 26, after police were called the Phoenix Bar on Lincolnway West on the report of an assault.

When they arrived, the suspect, Rebecca Mack, 41, climbed on the back of a motorcycle driven by John Williams, 46, of Mishawaka, who took off.

The officer followed the motorcycle which crashed near the Marathon gas station on East Jefferson Road. Williams died at the scene.

Williams traveled at high rates of speed, disregarded traffic lights and failed to stop for the officer who was in pursuit, according to a news release from the St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office. The officer was a substantial distance from the crash site and the officer was not at fault, the news release stated.

Mishawaka Police are conducting an internal investigation to determine whether the proper policies were followed by the officer involved in the pursuit, according to 95.3 MNC’s reporting partners at ABC 57.

Mack will be in court in July on a battery charge for the incident at the bar.

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1 comment

Why are we worried about the crash test dummies filing charges against the police officers? June 5, 2018 at 9:36 am

If the police car ran them over it still would not be any reason to file charges…What a waste of time, energy and money we spend asking the dumbest questions. These people decided to risk theirs and others lives and did just that. The police should Sue the one crash test dummy that lived for any money spent to determine if charges should be filed against the police officers doing what they are supposed to do.


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