Wagswoofs – In May, Jordan Neely, a homeless street performer, tragically lost his life after being put in a chokehold by another passenger on a New York City subway train. Recently, prosecutors have shared additional information regarding the circumstances surrounding his death.
According to recently submitted court papers, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office has presented evidence indicating that Daniel Penny maintained a chokehold on Neely for a duration of six minutes. The documents reveal that Penny persisted in holding Neely in the chokehold even after Neely had ceased moving.
According to court documents, the chokehold persisted for over five minutes even after the train had reached the Broadway-Lafayette train station in Manhattan.
In a bid to have the charges against him dismissed, Penny has uncovered new details.
According to Penny, he took action to safeguard himself and the other passengers from Neely’s erratic behavior.
Neely passed away after being taken to Lenox Hill Hospital.
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