Five teens escape charges after laughing and mocking man as he drowned

Prosecutors said on Friday that they will not criminally charge four juveniles and one adult for failing to help 31-year-old Jamel Dunn as he drowned at a Cocoa, Florida retention pond last July.

Five teens who laughed and mocked a man as he drowned to death but never called 911 have escaped any charges in the case.

Florida State Attorney Phil Archer said on Friday that he will not criminally charge four juveniles and one adult for failing to help 31-year-old Jamel Dunn at a Cocoa retention pond last July.

Archer pointed out that no Florida law requires a person to provide emergency assistance under the facts of this case. Such a law was proposed during this year’s state legislative session but failed to pass.

Dunn’s death received international attention last year after a viral video showed the teens laughing at him as he drowned.

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