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Source:  Mental Floss

The Seven Five (2014) – Crooked New York City police officers get a filmed perp walk in this examination of the city’s infamous 75th precinct, which was a hive of corruption in the 1980s.  Ringleader Michael Dowd talks about how taking money from drug dealers to offset his salary woes led to an increasingly complex and dangerous web of deceit.

Available on Netflix.

The Central Park Five (2013) – Director Ava DuVernay’s “When They See Us” series on Netflix has brought renewed attention to the Central Park Five case, which saw five minors wrongly convicted of attacking a jogger in New York’s Central Park in 1989.  “The Central Park Five” co-directed by Ken Burns, his daughter Sarah Burns, and her husband David McMahon examines the case, from the coerced confessions of the boys to their attempts to clear their names.

Available on Amazon Prime.

Killing for Love (2015) – When married couple Derek and Nancy Haysom are found dead in their Virginia home in 1985, suspicion falls on their daughter, Elizabeth, and Elizabeth’s boyfriend, Jens Söring.  Was Jens a co-conspirator or just a pawn in Elizabeth’s game?  Watch and find out.

Available on Hulu.

Without Charity (2013) – In 2000, police discover a trio of construction workers murdered at an expensive house in Indiana.  As police dig deeper, they uncover Charity Payne, a woman who might have helped a group of robbers break in and commit the murders.

Available on Amazon Prime.

Out of Thin Air (2017) – In 1974, two men in Iceland disappeared.  A police investigation led to six men, who were all eventually sent to prison after confessing to the murders.  Decades later, new evidence casts doubt on their version of events—and whether they killed anyone at all.

Available on Netflix.

See the rest of the list at Mental Floss.

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