Death of Henry Glover

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Death of Henry Glover
LocationNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States
DateSeptember 2, 2005 (CDT)
Attack typeMurder, police brutality
Weapon(s)Assault rifle
Deaths1
Injured3
PerpetratorNew Orleans Police Department
 
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Death of Henry Glover
LocationNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States
DateSeptember 2, 2005 (CDT)
Attack typeMurder, police brutality
Weapon(s)Assault rifle
Deaths1
Injured3
PerpetratorNew Orleans Police Department

The death of Henry Glover refers to the ongoing controversy over an African American resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, Henry Glover, whose charred body was found in a destroyed Chevrolet Malibu on September 2, 2005, parked on a Mississippi River levee. Five current and former officers of the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) were charged with Glover's death. First to be charged was former NOPD police officer David Warren, a rookie at the time, who was convicted and sentenced to 25 years and 9 months in prison for shooting and killing Glover. Former NOPD police officer Greg McRae was convicted of obstructing justice and other charges in the burning of Glover's body and was sentenced to 17 years and 3 months in prison.

NOPD Lt. Dwayne Scheuermann is charged with assaulting civilians who came to Glover's aid, as well as obstructing a federal investigation through the burning of Glover's body in a 2000 Chevy Malibu. He faces a maximum of 60 years in prison. Former NOPD Lt. Robert Italiano and NOPD Lt. Travis McCabe are charged with obstructing justice and lying to the FBI. McCabe is also charged with lying to a federal grand jury. Italiano faces up to 25 years in prison, while McCabe faces up to 30 years in prison.

The 11-count indictment accused officers of shooting Glover as well as physically attacking his brother and one of his neighbors. The indictment also accused officers of attempting to conceal their actions, through actions such as torching Glover's corpse. Glover's death was an example of frequent police misconduct in the direct aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.[1][2][3]

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Henry Glover

Henry Glover was a 31-year-old African-American resident of the Algiers neighborhood of New Orleans, located on the western bank of the Mississippi. He weathered Katrina in New Orleans along with his mother, brother, and sister. Henry was last seen uninjured on September 2, four days after the storm, by his sister.[3]

Chain of events

The prosecutors have alleged:[2][3]

Aftermath

On March 31, 2011, Judge Lance M. Africk sentenced David Warren to 25 years and 9 months in federal prison on a federal civil rights violation of committing manslaughter with a firearm. Judge Africk sentenced Greg MacRae to 17 years and 3 months in prison and 3 years of supervised release on obstruction of justice and another civil rights charge.[4][5] "Henry Glover was not at the strip mall to commit suicide. He was there to retrieve some baby clothing. You killed a man. Despite your tendentious arguments to the contrary, it was no mistake," Africk told Warren.[5]

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