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New Orleans cop convicted of burning Henry Glover’s body seeks new trial

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Officer Greg McRae was one of five current & former New Orleans Police Officers who were charged during the investigation of the death of Henry Glover, whose body was found shot and burned in the days following Hurricane Katrina.

A New Orleans Police Officer, convicted of burning the body of 31-year-old Henry Glover after he was fatally shot by police in Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath, is asking a federal judge to throw out his convictions or order a new trial.

According to the Associated Press, a court filing Thursday by Officer Gregory McRae’s layers claims prosecutors failed to present any evidence that McRae knew Glover was the victim of a police shooting when he burned his body in a car on September 2, 2005.

McRae’s attorney, Frank DeSalvo, says jurors didn’t hear evidence to rationally conclude that his client tried to obstruct a probe of a police shooting.

Two other current or former officers who were convicted in the case are also asking U.S. District Judge Lance Africk for post-trial acquittals or new trials.