It Was Reported Teens Who Filmed Drowning Man Will Escape Justice

Jamel Dunn 32 a disabled man drowned in a lake in Cocoa Florida on July 9

Jamel Dunn 32 a disabled man drowned in a lake in Cocoa Florida on July 9

None of the bystanders called for help or notified the police after Jamel Dunn (above) drowned in a retention pond near his mother's house in the city of Cocoa on July 9.

"Get out the water, you gonna die", one teen yelled. "Ain't nobody fixing to help you, you dumb b****".

At one point Dunn was clearly heard crying out before his head went under the water - and that was the moment the teens seemed to enjoy most, as they responded with laughter and more mocking commentary.

The five teenagers did nothing to help him, not even call 911, but after examining the video the authorities said this week that they did not break the law.

At least one of them showed no remorse, Cocoa Police Department spokeswoman Yvonne Martinez said.

However, on Friday afternoon, the police announced they would file misdemeanor charges against the five teens for not reporting a dead body. His fiancée reported him missing after he failed to show up at his Cocoa home on July 12.

Local prosecutors said they couldn't file charges against the teens for not trying to save Dunn because there was nothing in the state's Good Samaritan laws that would have been applicable.

Scott has set up a GoFundMe page asking donors to help defray the cost of the funeral. The ages 14 to 16-year-olds watch him struggle and ultimately fall under the water.

Their identities have not been released because they are juveniles who committed no crime, police say.

Dunn was at the pond after an argument with his fiancee shortly before the incident and walked in on his own.

When somebody needs assistance, "You should be obligated to help or to get help for them", McIntosh said. "Our detectives work very hard to bring justice for victims who can't do it for themselves, and to say that they are frustrated by this is an understatement".

"To think that anyone would just lack any kind of moral conscience to call for help".

"When we initially reviewed this case it was determined there were no laws broken as the teens were not directly involved with the death", Cantaloupe said in a statement today.

Pictured Cocoa, Florida man, Jamal Dunn who was filmed drowning while being tormented and mocked.

However, every U.S. state does have a "Good Samaritan" law, to protect people who render aid to someone in danger from being sued for anything they did in the course of their actions - although there are some exceptions. A video of the encounter, which was approximately 2 minutes, was later posted on social media and discovered by authorities.

Simone Scott, Dunn's sister, said her brother was disabled and walked with a cane, and wouldn't have been physically able to help himself.

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