The death of Jordan Neely, a subway performer, at the hands of a 24-year-old Marine veteran on the NYC subway has sparked controversy and national headlines.
Neely had a history of mental illness and prior criminal arrests, including assault.
On the day of his death, he was acting erratically and harassing passengers, prompting a 911 call.
The video footage shows the Marine holding Neely in a chokehold while other subway riders restrained him before he died.
The Marine was questioned by the police but released without charge.
The medical examiner’s office ruled Neely’s death a homicide, and the D.A’s office is investigating to determine if charges will be brought.
The mayor and the governor have different stances on the matter, and emotions remain high as witnesses are urged to come forward with any information.