Man who saved crowd from Jordan Neely surrenders to police

The man who saved a subway crowd from serial harasser Jordan Neely has just turned himself in to police after being charged with manslaughter.

Alvin Bragg brought the charges against Daniel Penny after being put under political pressure by the likes of AOC and protesters who claimed Neely was murdered.

Here’s more from the New York Post:

Marine Daniel Penny surrendered to authorities Friday morning, 11 days after he placed homeless man Jordan Neely in a fatal chokehold on an F train.

Penny, 24, was arrested on a second-degree manslaughter charge after arriving at the 5th Precinct in Lower Manhattan just after 8 a.m.

Penny turned himself in less than 24 hours after the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office revealed it would pursue charges against him.

The manslaughter charge — which carries up to 15 years in prison on conviction — comes as the city has been fraught with tension over the May 1 killing of Neely, a 30-year-old with a long history of mental health issues.

The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office had faced immense pressure to charge Penny as the investigation into the fatal encounter progressed.

The medical examiner ruled the death a homicide from neck compression days after Neely’s death.

The medical examiner’s determination and additional witness accounts were added to the original complaint report, sources said Thursday.

Penny was originally released by police in the aftermath of the fatal chokehold after he was interviewed by authorities.

Penny’s lawyers said Thursday they were confident their client would be absolved of any wrongdoing once all the facts come to light.

They insist Penny stepped in to protect himself and other passengers.

His lawyers, Steven Raiser and Kenniff, said in a previous statement he never meant to harm Neely.

Here’s how one subway rider described Penny’s actions on that day:

The subway rider said Neely, who had a history of mental illness, was threatening passengers after he hopped on an F train in Manhattan.

“He said, ‘I don’t care. I’ll take a bullet, I’ll go to jail’ because he would kill people on the train,” the woman said of Neely. “He said, ‘I would kill a motherf—er. I don’t care. I’ll take a bullet. I’ll go to jail.’”

The retiree said Penny did not initially engage with Neely during the wild rant until things got out of hand and he felt the urge to step in.

Neely wasn’t just ranting. He was reportedly throwing things at passengers as his anger escalated.

This subway rider told the New York Post that she went back to thank Neely for protecting them on that day and that she is now praying for him.

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