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Daniel Penny Indicted For Jordan Neely’s Subway Chokehold Death

June 15, 2023 | By Kali Girl

According to ABC News, a grand jury has indicted Daniel Penny, a former U.S. Marine, in connection with the death of Jordan Neely due to a chokehold incident on a subway train. The specific charges will remain undisclosed until Penny’s upcoming court appearance. Initially, Penny was arrested on a second-degree manslaughter charge.

On May 1, video evidence captured Penny, aged 24, placing Neely in a chokehold. Assistant District Attorney Joshua Steinglass informed the judge that multiple witnesses had observed Neely making threats. According to police sources cited by ABC News, Penny intervened without being specifically threatened by Neely, who had not displayed any violence or targeted threats toward anyone in particular.

Penny maintained his grip on Neely for an extended duration, and during this time, Neely ceased to show any signs of movement. Despite this, Penny persisted in restraining him. Steinglass confirmed that the medical examiner attributed Jordan Neely’s demise to a chokehold, classifying it as a homicide.

Prosecutors conducted an exhaustive inquiry, encompassing interviews with witnesses, 911 callers, and the officers who responded, before proceeding with the criminal charge.

Subsequently, Penny surrendered to the police on May 12, prompted by an announcement from the Manhattan district attorney’s office regarding the charges.

Attorneys for Neely’s family said in a statement the “indictment is the right result for the wrong he committed.” “The grand jury’s decision tells our city and our nation that ‘no one is above the law’ no matter how much money they raise, no matter what affiliations they claim, and no matter what distorted stories they tell in interviews,” the attorneys said in a statement.

As of now, he has not entered a plea.

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