Protesters rally in wake of Jordan Neely’s death by choking

Police found Neely unconscious on the F train in Manhattan on Monday after responding to calls of a man acting erratically on the train.

News 12 Staff

May 5, 2023, 12:34 AM

Updated 385 days ago

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Calls for justice continue tonight as protesters rallied outside of Barclays Center after subway performer Jordan Neely died as a result of a chokehold caught on camera.  
New Yorkers from all over the city came out after outcries came from social media following the death of Neely.  
Neely at one point acted as a Michael Jackson impersonator and was often seen performing on the subway. Police found Neely unconscious on the F train in Manhattan on Monday after responding to calls of a man acting erratically on the train.  
A now-viral video shows the incident unfold, in which a 24-year-old U.S. Marine veteran is holding Neely in a chokehold. Neely’s cause of death was ruled a homicide by chokehold by the medical examiner, and the investigation is now under the supervision of the Manhattan district attorney’s office. 


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