November 30, 2023

By JAKE OFFENHARTZ and MICHAEL R. SISAK (article edited by The SUN)

NEW YORK (AP) — A White U.S. Marine veteran who used a deadly chokehold on an agitated fellow African-American passenger on the New York Metropolis subway turned himself in to authorities Friday on a manslaughter cost that would ship him to jail.

Daniel Penny, 24, was anticipated to look in court docket later within the afternoon to reply to prison fees within the Could 1 loss of life of Jordan Neely, a Black man.

Penny didn’t communicate to reporters as he arrived at a Manhattan police station along with his attorneys Friday morning. His attorneys have stated he was appearing in self-defense when he pinned Neely to the ground of the subway automotive with the assistance of two different passengers and held him in a chokehold for a number of minutes.

A contract journalist who recorded Neely struggling to free himself, then lapsing into unconsciousness, stated he had been shouting at passengers and begging for cash aboard the practice however had not gotten bodily with anybody. Penny’s attorneys have stated he was “threatening” passengers however haven’t elaborated.

Neely’s loss of life has raised an uproar over many points, together with how these with psychological sickness are handled by the transit system and the town, in addition to crime, race and vigilantism. Penny was questioned by police within the aftermath however was launched with out fees.