Daniel Penny Charged in Jordan Neely's Chokehold Death

May 12, 2023

Daniel Penny, 24, has been charged with manslaughter in the chokehold death of Jordan Neely. Penny, who is white, restrained Neely, a Black Michael Jackson impersonator, with the help of two other New York City Subway passengers, using a chokehold that proved fatal. Neely's family's attorney says Penny should have been charged with murder. Penny's bail was set at $100,000. He was released minutes later. As Steven Fabian reports, this case is prompting strong reactions across the country. Penny's lawyer says his client was trying to protect himself and others.

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