Elizabeth Lederer, the girl who prosecuted the Central Park 5, simply resigned from her place as a professor at Columbia Legislation College amid heavy strain from black college students.
Lederer, the previous Assistant D.A. who tried the notorious case again in 1989, resigned Wednesday. She was a part-time professor at Columbia however had come below hearth because the Netflix collection “When They See Us” debuted.
Lederer, performed by Vera Farmiga within the collection, labored alongside Linda Fairstein. As we have reported … Fairstein has additionally caught flak and lately resigned from a nonprofit board of directors and the Board of Trustees at Vassar Faculty. Her e book writer also dropped her.
The Black Legislation College students Affiliation at Columbia referred to as Lederer’s actions within the CP5 case “racist” … and pressured college directors to take away her from the college.
So, primarily, Lederer fell on the sword.