Central Park Five prosecutor says she will resign as a guest lecturer at Columbia Law School

Central Park Five prosecutor / prosecutor against Columbia Law School RESIGN amidst a setback about the Netflix mini series when they see us

  • Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Lederer announced her resignation on Wednesday in a statement to the dean of the school
  • & # 39; I enjoyed my many years of teaching at CLS, and the opportunity it offered me to communicate with the many fine students who chose to attend my lessons & she said.
  • She added: & # 39; Given the nature of the publicity generated by the Netflix view of the Central Park case, it is best not to renew my educational application & # 39;
  • Lederer & # 39; s resignation comes after Columbia & # 39; s Black Law Students Association issued a statement in which they & # 39; harmful, racist tactics & # 39; condemns those she used
  • Vera Farmiga plays Lederer in the series When They See Us

A district attorney who was a prosecutor for the reversed Central Park 5 case resigned from her guest lecture at Columbia Law School on Wednesday after the fall-out of the Netflix special.

Attorney Prosecutor Elizabeth Lederer in Manhattan announced her resignation on Wednesday in a statement to the dean of the school, stating the popularity of & # 39; When They See Us & # 39; is stated in her reasoning.

& # 39; I enjoyed my many years of teaching at CLS, and the opportunity it offered me to communicate with the many fine students who chose to take my classes, & # 39; said Lederer in a statement to Dean Gillian Lester.

Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Lederer announced her resignation in a statement to the dean of the school on Wednesday, citing the popularity of & # 39; When They See Us, & # 39; in her reasoning (shown in 1990)

Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Lederer announced her resignation in a statement to the dean of the school on Wednesday, citing the popularity of & # 39; When They See Us, & # 39; in her reasoning (shown in 1990)

Vera Farmiga (left) plays Lederer in the series When They See Us

Vera Farmiga (left) plays Lederer in the series When They See Us

Vera Farmiga (left) plays Lederer in the series When They See Us

& # 39; However, given the nature of the recent publicity generated by the Netflix view of the Central Park case, it is best not to renew my teaching request. & # 39;

Lederer & # 39; s resignation comes after Columbia & # 39; s Black Law Students Association issued a statement in which they & # 39; harmful racist tactics & # 39; condemns it used to convict the five minors.

& # 39; The powerful Ava Duvernay film has shed light on details of a story that some of us know too well & # 39 ;, is the explanation. & # 39; But we have to do more than shed a light in the darkness if we want to reach a just or fair world. We need action. & # 39;

Lederer & # 39; s resignation comes after Columbia & # 39; s Black Law Students Association issued a statement in which they & # 39; harmful, racist tactics & # 39; condemns it used to convict the five minors

Lederer & # 39; s resignation comes after Columbia & # 39; s Black Law Students Association issued a statement in which they & # 39; harmful, racist tactics & # 39; condemns it used to convict the five minors

Lederer & # 39; s resignation comes after Columbia & # 39; s Black Law Students Association issued a statement in which they & # 39; harmful, racist tactics & # 39; condemns it used to convict the five minors

& # 39; The powerful Ava Duvernay film has shed light on details of a story that some of us know too well & # 39 ;, is the explanation. & # 39; But we have to do more than shed a light in the darkness if we want to reach a just or fair world. We need action & # 39;

& # 39; The powerful Ava Duvernay film has shed light on details of a story that some of us know too well & # 39 ;, is the explanation. & # 39; But we have to do more than shed a light in the darkness if we want to reach a just or fair world. We need action & # 39;

& # 39; The powerful Ava Duvernay film has shed light on details of a story that some of us know too well & # 39 ;, is the explanation. & # 39; But we have to do more than shed a light in the darkness if we want to reach a just or fair world. We need action & # 39;

The statement calls on the school to also do better with teacher law at the university.

Dean Lester acknowledges the letter when announcing the statement by Lederer and praises the involvement of the student association.

Since the release of the new Netflix documentary at the end of May, Lederer and fellow prosecutor Linda Fairstein have received an abundance of criticism regarding their handling of the case. Fairstein was dropped by her publisher last week due to the consequences

Since the release of the new Netflix documentary at the end of May, Lederer and fellow prosecutor Linda Fairstein have received an abundance of criticism regarding their handling of the case. Fairstein was dropped by her publisher last week due to the consequences

Since the release of the new Netflix documentary at the end of May, Lederer and fellow prosecutor Linda Fairstein have received an abundance of criticism regarding their handling of the case. Fairstein was dropped by her publisher last week due to the consequences

In a statement to Bloomberg News, Lester added: & # 39; The mini series has again had a painful and vital national conversation about race, identity, and criminal justice.

& # 39; I am very committed to promoting a learning environment that promotes this important and ongoing dialogue, one that builds on the polite experiences of all members of our community and actively confronts the most difficult issues of our time. & # 39;

Since the release of the new Netflix documentary at the end of May, Lederer and fellow prosecutor Linda Fairstein have received an abundance of criticism regarding their handling of the case.

Fairstein was dropped by her publisher last week due to the consequences.

On Friday, Dutton's spokeswoman, Amanda Walker, confirmed a statement that the publisher's customer service told calling callers that it had broken off its relationship with the best-selling crime novel & # 39;

Vera Farmiga plays Lederer in the series.

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