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.
Published at 3:58 PM EDT on Jun 21, 2014 | Updated at 3:59 PM EDT on Jun 21, 2014
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