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.