New York agrees to $40 million settlement with 5 men cleared in Central Park jogger attack

  • by: JONATHAN LEMIRE , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 20, 2014 - 3:40 PM

NEW YORK — With New York awash in murder and drugs, the 1989 rape and beating of a Central Park jogger by what was said to be a gang of "wilding" teens was seen as evidence of a city sliding into lawlessness. A quarter-century later, it stands instead as a $40 million symbol of failure by the justice system.