Tuesday, Dec 18, 2012, 1:34 pm
Conviction Overturned in Henry Glover Murder
A.C. Thompson of ProPublica on the latest development in the Henry Glover, post-Katrina murder case:
A federal appellate court has overturned the convictions of two former New Orleans police officers imprisoned in connection with the killing of Henry Glover after Hurricane Katrina, dealing a blow to federal prosecutors' efforts to hold police accountable for misconduct before and after the storm.
The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals voided the conviction of ex-cop David Warren, who was found guilty of fatally shooting Glover, stating that Warren's trial should have been severed from that of his co-defendants. A jury convicted Warren in late 2010, along with Greg McRae and Travis McCabe, who also were serving on the New Orleans police force at the time of Glover's killing.
Glover was a black New Orleanian who was murdered by the police after the storm.
David Simon's New Orleans drama Treme includes a fictionalized account of Thompson's investigation of the Glover shooting.
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