A former New Orleans Police Officer convicted in the death of the Henry Glover will go before a federal judge Thursday morning to ask for a new trial. Former Lt. Travis McCabe’s lawyers say they’ve found new evidence that shows he’s innocent.
U.S. District Judge Lance Africk will hear arguments from both sides at 8 a.m. to with newly discovered evidence that could help the former cop.
According to court documents, McCabe learned about the new evidence on January 6th, 2011, after the conclusion of the trial, and soon after filed a motion requesting either a new trial or acquittal on all counts.
McCabe was convicted on December 9, 2010 for filing a false police report and lying to the FBI in the shooting death of Henry Glover, but his attorneys say the newly discovered draft copy of the original police report narrative supports his innocence.
Fellow officer David Warren was found guilty for wrongly shooting Henry Glover from the balcony of an Algiers strip mall in 2005 in the hectic months following Hurricane Katrina. Another officer, Greg McCrae was convicted of burning Glover’s body in a car behind the 4th District Police Station.
The report was a pivital issue for the jury during the trial.