Men Freed in Central Park Jogger Case Want Settlement

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2011  |  Updated 6:02 PM EDT
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Men Freed in Central Park Jogger Case Want Settlement

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Some of the men whose convictions were vacated in the vicious 1989 rape and beating of a jogger in Central Park are calling on New York City to offer them a settlement.

The five imprisoned following the attack have each sued the city for $50 million. Two joined their lawyers Tuesday, on the 22nd anniversary of the attack, to ask for a speedy resolution.

City lawyer Celeste Koeleveld says the city stands by the decisions made by the detectives and prosecutors in bringing the case against the five men.

Raymond Santana says his years in prison have left him behind as he's tried to build a normal life.

The convictions were vacated in 2003. Another man already jailed for other crimes confessed to the attack. DNA evidence supported his claim.

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