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A law professor resigns as Netflix drama about Central Park Five continues to dredge up anger

Director Ava DuVernay attends the world premiere of "When They See Us," at the Apollo Theater, Monday, May 20, 2019, in New York. Foto: Donald Traill/Invision/AP

The lawyer who led the prosecution on the notorious Central Park jogger rape case is resigning from her position at Columbia Law School as backlash mounts from the portrayal of the case in a Netflix miniseries.

Elizabeth Lederer, who was the assistant district attorney who tried the case in 1990 and still works for the district attorney's office in Manhattan, told the law school Wednesday that she would not seek reappointment in her position as a part-time lecturer at the school, dean Gillian Lester told students...

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