Florida Police Watch Fleeing Teen Drown, Witnesses Say They Did Nothing

Florida Police Watch Fleeing Teen Drown, Witnesses Say They Did Nothing

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Florida police are chasing a boy and three others after they spotted them driving a car that was reportedly stolen. Witnesses say he saw two police officers with “devices in their hands” that appeared to be Taser gun, and then saw the by dive into the water.

“He went down the first time and he screamed, ‘Help me! Please help me!’ He went down the second time, and he came back up and he was screaming, ‘Help me! Help me!’ The third time he went down, he didn’t come back up at all,” the witness said.

The witness added that one of the police officers wanted to jump into the lake to get the teen but didn’t. “He spoke to somebody, another officer on the other side of the lake saying, ‘Should I jump in? Should I, should I, should I go in?’ And I guess he said, ‘No.’”

A second witness who also did not want to be identified said there were officers and Fire Rescue personnel present, but there were no attempts to rescue the boy.

“The ambulance came,” the second witness said. “They put on their vests but nobody actually went into the water.”

The Broward Sheriff’s Office is investigating the teenager’s death.

The other three suspects were arrested.

Written by Clarke Jones

Source: Local 10

 

 

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