The grand jury charges against Daniel Penny will be unsealed today at his arraignment.
He is accused in the subway chokehold death of Jordan Neely in May.
Penny had initially been charged with manslaughter in the second degree, which carries a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison, but a grand jury’s approval of charges is needed for the case to continue.
FILE – Daniel Penny, center, is walked by New York Police Department detectives out of the 5th Precinct on May. 12, 2023, in New York. Republican presidential hopefuls have rushed to support Penny, a white U.S. Marine veteran who was caught on video pinning an agitated Black subway passenger to the floor in a fatal chokehold.(AP Photo/Jeenah Moon, File)