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Chief to recommend charges against Florida teens who recorded drowning – CNN.com

Posted by | July 24, 2017 | Drowning, Drowning Prevention

(CNN)Five teenagers who taunted a drowning man while recording his death from afar may face criminal charges, a Florida police chief said Friday.Cocoa Police Chief Michael Cantaloupe said Friday he will recommend the state attorney prosecute the teens under a statute that requires a person with knowledge of a death to notify a medical examiner. The state attorney will decide whether to file the charges, which would be a misdemeanor under that statute.The chief’s statement was a shift. Authorities previously said the teens wouldn’t be charged because Florida does not have a law that obligates a citizen to render aid or call for help for anyone in distress.  Read more…

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