Exonerated

Some of the men falsely accused in the attack speak at a City Hall news conference in April 2011. (credit: CBS 2)

Report: City Agrees To Settlement With Exonerated Central Park 5 Defendants

A published report Thursday said the city has agreed to a $40 million settlement to the five men whose convictions were overturned in the rape and beating of a woman in Central Park in 1989.

06/19/2014

Roger Logan was released from prison on Tuesday, June 3, after being exonerated in a 1997 murder in Brooklyn. (Credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Murder Conviction Tossed After 17 Years, Amid Review Of Retired Detective’s Cases

A man who was imprisoned for 17 years was released Tuesday, after a judge vacated his conviction on the grounds that evidence in the case was linked to a police detective whose tactics have come into question.

06/03/2014

Wrongly Convicted Brooklyn Man Sues State For $25 Million After Serving 24 Years In Prison

Derrick Deacon was convicted in the 1989 shooting death of teenager during a robbery in a Flatbush apartment complex. He was freed on new evidence last year.

04/14/2014

Jonathan Fleming (credit: CBS 2)

Brooklyn Man Exonerated After 24 Years In Prison: ‘I’m Gonna Live The Rest Of My Life’

Jonathan Fleming was freed Tuesday and cleared of a killing that happened when he was 1,100 miles away on a Disney World vacation.

04/08/2014

Jesse Friedman and his wife outside State Supreme Court in Mineola, June 4, 2013. He will learn later this month if he will be exonerated. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Long Island’s Jesse Friedman To Learn This Month If He’ll Be Exonerated For Sex Abuse

Friedman, who is married, served 13 years in prison for the sexual abuse but was freed when the case was reopened. He appeared in State Supreme Court in Mineola Tuesday as continues his quest to clear his name.

06/04/2013

David Ranta (credit: CBS 2)

Cleared Murder Convict Suffers Heart Attack On Second Day Of Freedom

The man who spent 23 years in prison before being cleared of the 1990 murder of a rabbi suffered a heart attack on his second day of freedom Friday.

03/23/2013

Alan Newton (credit: CBS 2)

Man Cleared In 1984 Rape Gets $18.5M From NYC

Alan Newton was cleared by DNA evidence in 2006. He’d been sentenced in 1985 to up to 40 years in prison after being convicted of raping a woman in an abandoned building.

10/20/2010