NEW YORK STATE (WRGB) — Gov. Hochul was in Buffalo Monday to talk about the state budget she signed last week and the billion-dollar mental health investment included in the legislation.
The governor brought up Jordan Neely, a homeless man who was killed on a New York City subway train.
"His death is clear evidence that we need support It is saying society's frayed right now. Our people are hurting and shame on us if we don't step up and say, no, we're here to help. We can do something. We have the resources. We just have to dedicate them to the services that we know will work over time."
It's been reported that Neely was facing some sort of mental health crisis on the subway train when another passenger put him in a chokehold, which proved fatal.
Neely’s death is being investigated as a homicide.