Teen seen in video swinging dogs now charged with animal cruelty

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The teenager who can be seen in a viral video swinging two dogs and throwing them has now been charged with animal cruelty.

The video surfaced in January where the teen could be seen swinging two dogs on a leash, then throwing them into a parking lot. The case was heard by Judge Pam Johnson, who declined to sign an arrest warrant for the teen.

Detectives then served the parents of the teen with a subpoena, ordering him to appear in front of a different judge. The teen appeared before that judge on Monday, February 5 and was officially charged with animal cruelty by Judge Adam Haney.

After the first judge refused to sign an arrest warrant, the Humane Society of Louisiana held a protest against the judge.

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