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‘I’m not jumping in after you’: Police release details into man’s drowning with officers nearby

Summary by Ground News
Sean Bickings, 34, told police he was "going to drown" in Tempe Town Lake. But none of the officers intervened to save him, with one saying: "I'm not jumping in after you." City authorities called his death a "tragedy" and have placed three officers on leave.
4 months ago·Tempe, United States

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