Daniel Penny surrenders less than 24 hours after DA announces he faces manslaughter charges


Daniel Penny, the man seen on video putting Jordan Neely in a deadly chokehold, is now in police custody after turning himself in to the NYPD to face charges on Friday morning.

Penny arrived at the 5th Precinct at 8 a.m. on the dot inside of a dark-tinted Escalade. Penny appeared in a suit and remained solemn as he swiftly entered the station house. The surrender came less than 24 hours after the Manhattan District Attorney’s office announced that it would be charging the 24-year-old former Marine with second-degree Manslaughter after two and a half weeks of public outcry and bloody protests over the killing.

Penny’s lawyer spoke to reporters outside of the precinct with remarks focusing on his client’s military service.

“He is dealing with the situation with the sort of integrity and honor that is characteristic of who he is, a characteristic of his honorable service in the United States Marine Corps,” attorney Thomas Kenniff said. “The case will now go to court. We expect an arraignment will occur this afternoon and the process will unfold from there.”