Penny, a former American Marine, was taken to an official vehicle by the officers in a handcuffed condition after the procedures at the police station where she came from.
Making a brief statement to the press during Penny’s entrance to the police station, her lawyer, Thomas Kenniff, said that his client did not want to be harmed, “acting with the kind of honesty and dignity that characterizes who he is and his honorable service.”
Penny, who was taken to Manhattan Criminal Court in a black official vehicle, is expected to appear in court in the late hours.
Penny led to the death of homeless Neely
Jordan Neely, a 30-year-old homeless man with mental health problems, exhibited aggressive behavior towards passengers at a subway station on May 1. Neely had died while trying to contain him by strangling him by ex-US Marine Daniel Penny.
The 24-year-old young soldier, who was first detained, was later released. His lawyer, Thomas Kenniff, argued that Penny was trying to protect herself and the other passengers at the time of the incident.
Eyewitnesses stated that Neely shouted at the passengers but did not attack.
The homeless man’s death has sparked outrage and a series of protests for days.
According to reports in the US media, the homeless man was detained 42 times on charges such as not paying wages, stealing and assaulting three women.
Military records show that Penny, who caused the death of the black Neely, served four years in the US Navy and was discharged with the rank of sergeant in June 2021.