Central Park Five To Speak About The Settlement -- Friday

-A +A

Vindicated in 2002: Kharey Wise, Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Raymond Santana, and Yusef Salaam.


New York City government has finally officially settled the case against five innocent young Black and Latino men who were railroaded 25 years ago in the infamous Central Park Jogger case.

A press conference will be held on the steps of City Hall, Friday June 27, 2014, at 11 AM. Raymond Santana, Kharey Wise, Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, and Yusef Salaam were all teenage boys ranging from ages 14 to 16 when they were victimized by the New York County District Attorney's Office and the New York City Police Department (NYPD).

Grilled for hours without an attorney, they were frightened, manipulated, and introduced to the people of New York as a "wolf pack gone wilding" that raped Trisha Meili as she jogged through the park on the night of April 19, 1989.

In 2002, convicted serial rapist Matias Reyes confessed as the lone rapist and his was the only DNA found at the scene. In December 2002, all five of the men were exonerated.

The press conference will include members of the Central Park 5, their families, State Senator Bill Perkins, former New York City Comptroller John Lui, political activists and supporters.   

Also Check Out...

Virginia man was sentenced today in the District of Columbia for assaulting law enforcement officers...on Jan. 6, 2021.
Virginia Man Sentenced For
Video capturing some of the final moments in the life of Irvo Otieno
Video Shows Brutality That Led To
Rosa Jimenez was sentenced to 99 years in prison for murder
Wrongfully Convicted Woman
Former President Obama urged Wisconsin voters to cast their ballots early in the state’s Supreme Court election
Obama Urges Early Voting In
Willis Reed, the two-time NBA Finals MVP with the New York Knicks, died at the age of 80.
Knicks Legend Willis Reed Dies At
Trump asked a judge to quash the report of a special grand jury in Atlanta
Trump Seeks To Block Election