Man Exonerated in Central Park Jogger Case Thanks Mayor

Korey Wise spoke briefly Saturday at the Rev. Al Sharpton's Harlem headquarters

Saturday, Jun 21, 2014  |  Updated 3:59 PM EDT
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Man Exonerated in Central Park Jogger Case Thanks Mayor

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In this Jan. 17, 2013, file photo, Raymond Santana, right, stands with Kevin Richardson, center, and Yusef Salaam, center left, during a rally in Foley Square in New York on the day of a court hearing for the three men, and two others whose convictions were overturned in one of the most notorious crimes in New York City history. Five teenage boys maintained their innocence as they grew up behind bars after being convicted in 1990 of the rape and beating of the woman who came to be known as the Central Park jogger. Their convictions were eventually tossed out by a judge in 2002 when new evidence surfaced linking someone else to the crime. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

One of five men exonerated in the Central Park jogger case thanked Mayor de Blasio Saturday for settling a lawsuit over their 1989 arrests.

Korey Wise spoke briefly Saturday at the Rev. Al Sharpton's Harlem headquarters.

He said, "For the new mayor — yes! Yes!" Supporters cheered.

City Comptroller Scott Stringer said Friday that the city had tentatively settled the lawsuit filed by the five men who were arrested as teenagers in the notorious attack on a female jogger and sentenced to prison.

Stringer said the settlement was "in the ballpark" of $40 million.

In 2002, a re-examination of the case pointed to another suspect, Matias Reyes, who admitted his role.

Wise thanked Reyes for confessing.

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