Mayor Adams says his ‘heart breaks’ for Jordan Neely amid ongoing anger over shocking chokehold death


After several days of not commenting directly on Jordan Neely’s killing at the hands of ex-Marine Daniel Penny, who put Neely in a fatal chokehold on a Manhattan subway car last week, Mayor Eric Adams said Tuesday morning that his “heart breaks” for Neely’s loss.

Adams made what appeared to be his first public remarks mentioning Neely by name and sharing his feelings on the incident, following nearly a week of mostly sticking to a statement in which he said “any loss of life is tragic,” but because much about Neely’s death was still unknown, he would “refrain from commenting further.”