Jordan Neely’s Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Daniel Penny

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Jordan Neely’s family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the man who placed him in a fatal chokehold on a New York City subway train earlier this month, reports Insider

Neely’s aunt Carolyn Neely reportedly hired the Manhattan law firm, Mills & Edwards, and will be filing a civil wrongful death lawsuit against Daniel Penny, according to NY Post. 

On May 1st, Jordan Neely’s murder was captured on video and posted online for the world to see. Penny, 24, is seen holding Neely, a Black man, in a choke hold for 15 minutes. Prosecutors say that Neely was

“making threats and scaring passengers.”

Penny turned himself in to the police on May 12. He is facing a manslaughter charge in connection to the death of Neely. He is now out on $100,000 bail. Penny said in an interview with New York Post that his actions

“had nothing to do with race.” 

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