Two former New Orleans police officers were sentenced on Thursday in the killing of an unarmed civilian and the burning of his body in the week after Hurricane Katrina in a case that exposed the city’s troubled Police Department.Warren shot Henry Glover in the back, firing from the second floor of a cop shop as Glover was running away. Warren claimed self-defense, evidently believing that Glover would circle the globe and come up behind him. When some bystanders took Glover, who was dying, to another cop shop, the cops handcuffed the lot of them. They placed Glover in a car and McRae drove Glover away. McRae then burned the car with Glover's body inside.
One of the former officers, David Warren, was sentenced by a federal judge here to 25 years and 9 months in prison on a federal civil rights charge of using a firearm to commit manslaughter.
The other, Greg McRae, was sentenced to 17 years and 3 months in prison and three years of supervised release on two civil rights charges, including obstruction of justice.
About frigging time.