A New York grand jury indicted former marine Daniel Penny on Wednesday after he placed fellow New York City subway rider Jordan Neely in a deadly chokehold in May, sources said.
The incident had spurred protests after a video surfaced of Neely, a well-known performer on the streets of New York, in his last moments on the subway floor. Neely, who was Black, had a history of mental illness.
Penny has maintained his innocence and said he was trying to protect other passengers from what he said was Neely’s erratic behavior.
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Published: 2023-06-14 22:49:50