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Yusef Salaam says that the $40 million settlement from the city is welcomed for the Central Park Five, but that police officers should be held accountable.
The Central Park Five reached a $40 million settlement with New York City after being falsely convicted for rape.
The Central Park Five were falsely accused of rape and attempted murder.
A number of young African-Americans found their way into the national spotlight in 2013.
Yusef Salaam, one of the Central Park Five, applauds NY Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio's call for a settlement in the case.
Filmmaker Ken Burns and wrongfully accused defendant Yusef Salaam discuss the Central Park jogger rape case.
Yusef Salaam, one of the Central Park Five, discusses the experience of the 12 years he spent in prison for a crime he didn’t commit.
Once again, the New York City comptroller has called for the settlement of a $250 suit by the Central Park Five, minority youth who were convicted -- and exonerated -- of a 1989 rape.
John C. Liu, New York City’s top fiscal officer, called for the city to reach a settlement with the so-called Central Park Five, the young minority men who were convicted — and later exonerated – of raping a woman in 1989.
Summary: In 1989 New York City, five Black and Latino teenagers were wrongfully accused of assaulting Trisha Meili, who later became known as the Central Park Jogger.