Former NOPD officer Gregory McRae headed to federal court Friday hoping to have his 17 year sentence reduced. It didn’t happen. The judge didn’t budge even a day.
McRae was convicted in the Henry Glover case. Glover was shot in the chaotic days following Hurricane Katrina. His burned body was found inside a car in Algiers. The car was also torched.
McRae was convicted of setting the fire.
Two other officers were originally convicted in the Glover case, but both convictions were thrown out. One of the officers was acquitted during his second trial. Prosecutors dropped the charges against the other.
For Glover’s family, Friday’s decision offered some comfort.
“I want to make sure that this doesn’t happen to anybody else. It was our day that day, so it could be yours tomorrow,” Glover’s aunt, Rebecca Glover, said outside the courthouse Friday afternoon.
Glover also said she was, “..not finished,” with the other two officers convicted in the case but did not elaborate on her intentions.