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Florida Police charge teens who recorded, mocked drowning disabled man

July 22, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Florida Police charge teens who recorded, mocked drowning disabled man

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A group of teens in Florida who filmed and ridiculed 31-year-old disabled man identified as  Jamal Dunn as he drowned last week have been officially charged for their participation in his death.

The charges against the five teens who recorded and taunted the 31-year-old Jamel Dunn as he drowned in a pond on July 7th, were not reported at a news conference.

However, Cocoa Police Chief Michael Cantaloupe said there’s no law that requires people to report that someone is dying to authorities. After someone has died, however, people have an obligation to contact authorities.

The teens recorded and mocked Jamal Dunn as he drowned to death

Authorities are in the process of filing documents to the state’s attorney’s office, Fox News reported.

In the footage, Dunn is seen struggling to stay above water in a pond as the teenagers, who are between 14- and 16-years old watched and made fun of him.

“Ain’t nobody going to help, you dumb *****; you shouldn’t have got in there,” one of the teens is heard saying.

Even as Dunn struggled and screamed, the teens., ages 14 to 16, just laughed, police said. Above, a grab from the video the teens took

“The kids were at the park that day smoking marijuana and apparently saw him walk into the water. He walked in on his own. They were watching him,’ said Cocoa Police Department spokesperson Yvonne Martinez.

“(Dunn) started to struggle and scream for help and they just laughed,’ Martinez said.

The man eventually drowned.

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