Former Marine Daniel Penny has been indicted by a grand jury in the death of Jordan Neely, who died after being put in a chokehold on a subway train last month. The Manhattan District Attorney's Office announced that Penny was charged with second-degree manslaughter for the May 1 killing aboard a northbound F train.
Penny, 24, was initially arrested on manslaughter charges shortly after the incident. Witnesses reported seeing Penny and Neely arguing before the altercation escalated to physical violence. Video footage released by Penny's attorneys showed Neely threatening to kill other passengers before he was put into a chokehold.
The incident has sparked outrage among many New Yorkers who are calling for justice for Neely and an end to police brutality against Black people. The Manhattan District Attorney's Office is currently investigating the case and is expected to make an announcement soon about further legal action against Penny.