Daniel Penny has been indicted by a grand jury for choking Jordan Neely to death on an New York City subway earlier this year, according to TMZ.
The ex-marine has now been formally charged as a result of his arrest last month where he was booked on a 2nd-degree manslaughter charge.
There’s been a lot of discourse over Penny’s arrest. Some see it as justice — including Neely’s family, who want him prosecuted to the full extent of the law … saying he acted as a vigilante that day and took things way too far with his prolonged chokehold.
Others, however, are saying Penny shouldn’t face charges for acting as what they describe as essentially a “good Samaritan”. There are reports Neely was harassing people on the subway that day … and that Penny stepped in to protect others.
There’s a race element that exists in which Neely was Black, and Penny is white — and there are people who believe his actions may have been motivated by the color of Neely’s skin … although, Penny has strongly denied that, insisting he was just trying to do the right thing.
Regardless, he’ll now have to navigate the criminal justice system. It’s unclear when he’s due in court again.
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