January 30, 2003

Lies, Damn Lies & NYPD Lies


To determine whether police policy or procedures needed to be changed as a result of the Central Park jogger case, the Police Commissioner asked our panel to review the events of April 19, 1989, and thereafter, that resulted in the convictions of Kharey Wise, Kevin Richardson, Antron McCray, Yusef Salaam and Raymond Santana (the “defendants”), for assault, robbery and riot in the course of attacks on various individuals, and for the rape and sexual abuse of a female jogger. Defendants moved to vacate and dismiss all of their convictions on the basis of a claim by an imprisoned serial rapist/killer named Matias Reyes that he raped the jogger that night, and that he committed the crime alone. New York County District Attorney Robert Morgenthau consented to the defendants’ motions and, on December 19, 2002, the convictions were vacated and dismissed by Justice Charles Tejada.

Read the entire set of lies, implausible scenarios and outright distortions here (opens a PDF file).

Posted by ronn at January 30, 2003 07:00 AM