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NYC reaches settlement in Central Park jogger case, source says

Raymond Santana, right, Kevin Richardson, and Yusef Salaam, left. PHOTO COURTESY AP/FRANK FRANKLIN II

Raymond Santana, right, Kevin Richardson, and Yusef Salaam, left. PHOTO COURTESY AP/FRANK FRANKLIN II

NEW YORK  — New York City has agreed to a $40 million settlement in a civil rights lawsuit filed against police and prosecutors by the five men exonerated in the 1989 Central Park jogger attack, according to a city official.

The $250 million lawsuit was filed more than a decade ago on behalf of five Black and Latino defendants convicted in 1990 of raping and beating a white woman jogging in the park a year earlier.

Each served six to 13 years in prison. Their convictions were thrown out in 2002 after evidence emerged linking someone else to the crime.

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