Ken Burn’s new documentary Central Park Five premieres tonight on PBS.
The film recounts the story of five young black and Hispanic men accused and wrongly convicted of raping a white woman in New York’s Central Park. Their confessions were coerced by law enforcement and there was no DNA evidence connecting them to the crime.
It would be years before their names were cleared.
Dubbed the “Central Park Jogger” case, the fiasco is notorious for the insane media frenzy surrounding it.