Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office is reportedly weighing charges against the US Marine who allegedly killed a homeless person inside the NYC Subway System.
From Fox News:
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg announced Wednesday that “senior, experienced prosecutors” are investigating the subway chokehold death of Jordan Neely as violent clashes with police erupted Wednesday in New York City.
Neely, 30, was reportedly having a mental episode on the F train Monday, yelling and pacing back and forth, when a U.S. Marine veteran tackled him to the ground and put him in a chokehold, according to witnesses and police.
Two other straphangers helped restrain him, and video that captured part of the encounter shows Neely, a Michael Jackson impersonator, slowly go limp then die.
The man who shot the now viral cellphone video, freelance journalist Juan Alberto Vazquez, told the New York Post that Neely “started screaming in an aggressive manner” and complaining that he had no food and nothing to drink. The veteran allegedly held Neely in a chokehold for 15 minutes, according to Vazquez.
The vet, when reached by phone, politely declined to comment.
“This is a solemn and serious matter that ended in the tragic loss of Jordan Neely’s life,” a spokesperson for Bragg said in a statement.