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Here are two videos from a drowning of a man on Tuesday in a retention pond in Champaign, Illinois. The actions of police officers and firefighters has become a bit controversial as some question why they didn’t go after the man sooner.
The man, 20-year-old Kenneth Brown, had run from police and jumped into the pond. Rather than excerpt some detailed articles about the incident, here are links to two articles that describe the concerns expressed by citizens and the responses from public safety officials.
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