(CNN). The five teens who mocked the drowning man in Florida when they recorded his death will not be charged because they weren’t required to.
Police claimed that the video was recorded in July and showed teenagers aged 14-19 laughing at Jamel Dunn’s struggle to stay afloat in the pond near his Cocoa family home. Instead, they made fun of the victim’s final moments and uploaded the videos to YouTube.
Police said that the teens admitted to smoking marijuana during a follow-up interview.
Cocoa Police Department advised the state attorney to file charges against the group for non-reporting death.
Prosecutors announced last week that they would not prosecute the group.