The Central Park jogger case events also referenced as the Central Park Five case was a criminal case in the United States over the aggravated assault and rape of a white female jogger later publicly identified as Trisha Meili , who was found in critical condition, during a series of reported attacks against no fewer than eight other people in Manhattan 's Central Park , on the night of April 19, Five youth defendants were convicted of assaulting the jogger, and served out their sentences , before all were exonerated , following the confession of another inmate, Matias Reyes, for the crime. The case became a topic of national interest, with evolving social issues for the next thirty years. Initially, the case led to public discourse about New York City 's perceived lawlessness, criminal behavior by youths, and violence toward women. It later became a high-profile example of racial profiling , discrimination , and inequality in the media and legal system. Three of the victims were black or Latino. The New York Times in described the attack on her as "one of the most widely publicized crimes of the s".
What is happened on the night of 19 April, 1989?
That man was convicted murderer and rapist Matias Reyes. Trisha Meili, a year-old investment banker was raped and assaulted as she went for a jog in Central Park, Manhattan. She was almost beaten to death and was left in a coma for 12 days. What happened in the case of the Central Park 5? That night, five young men — four African American and one Hispanic — were arrested in connection with a string of attacks in the area committed by around 30 teenagers. It was a chance meeting with Wise, one of the men falsely imprisoned for the crime, in prison that led Reyes to confess. At first I was afraid, but at the end of the day I felt it was definitely the right thing to do. On 5 August, , Reyes followed his sixth victim into her apartment and raped her.
New York City settled with the Central Park Five in 2014 for $41 million.
In , Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York City finally settled with the Central Park Five, a group of teenagers who were convicted and later exonerated in connection with the rape and brutal assault on a jogger. We have an obligation to do something fair for them, for the whole city to turn the page and move forward. But the settlement remains a decision that Trisha Meili -- the jogger in that horrific attack -- says the city should not have made. And the police and prosecutors involved in the case agree. I support the work of law enforcement and prosecutors. They treated me with such dignity and respect. Meili always wanted to work in New York , and she loved Central Park.
A Netflix series about the Central Park jogger case has led to intense criticism of the famous prosecutor-turned-novelist who oversaw the investigation. By Elizabeth A. Harris and Julia Jacobs.