Cops convicted in Henry Glover case to be retried in New Orleans
16th April 2013 · 0 Comments
A federal judge has refused to transfer the venues of retrials for two former New Orleans police officers charged in a deadly shooting on the West Bank just days after Hurricane Katrina, The Associated Press reported.
U.S. District Judge Lance Africk on Friday rejected the requests by David Warren and Travis McCabe to move their respective retrials out of the New Orleans area.
The case involves the murder of Henry Glover, who was shot by Warren in the parking lot of a West Bank strip mall. Glover’s remains were later burned in an abandoned car found on the Mississippi River levee in Algiers and his skull was removed from the grisly murder scene. His skull has not been found or returned to the family for proper burial.
Lawyers for Warren and McCabe argued that media coverage of their clients’ first trial has tainted the pool of prospective jurors in the Eastern District of Louisiana. Africk said an impartial jury can be seated by carefully questioning members of the jury pool.
Warren is charged with fatally shooting 31-year-old Henry Glover without justification outside a strip mall less than a week after the 2005 storm. McCabe is charged with writing a false report on Glover’s shooting.
This article originally published in the April 15, 2013 print edition of The Louisiana Weekly newspaper.