Teens Who Videotaped & Mocked Drowning Man As He Died Will Face Misdemeanor Charges

A group of Florida teens who filmed and laughed at a drowning man will face charges for not reporting his death.

According to reports in multiple US Media, authorities initially said there didn’t appear to be grounds to prosecute the teens caught on camera mocking 32-year-old Jamel Dunn as he drowned in Cocoa, Florida.

It is believed that none of the teens called 911 for help during the July 9 incident, but state law does not require a witness to help a person in need.

However, according to reports the teens Police Chief Mike Cantaloupe will seek misdemeanor charges under a statute related to not reporting a death. The recommended charges will be given to the Florida State Attorney’s Office, which will determine whether to prosecute the teens.

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