Katrina Cops Sentenced

Friday, April 1, 2011 - 2:03pm

Officers convicted of murder, burning victim's body in wake of storm.

A former New Orleans police officer convicted of fatally shooting a man after Hurricane Katrina has been sentenced to 25 years in prison, and a retired officer who burned his body was sentenced to 17 years.

In December, a jury convicted David Warren of shooting Henry Glover, 31, without justification outside a strip mall less than a week after the storm.

Gregory McRae was convicted of burning Glover's body in a car near a police station after the murder.

During sentencing, the U.S. District Judge Lance Africk called the men's actions "barbaric" and "unforgivable."

Rebecca Glover, Henry Glover's aunt, said she was not satisfied with the sentences, saying Warren should have received the maximum sentence of life in prison and McRae should have received the maximum of 50 years.

U.S. Attorney Jim Letten said the sentence should serve as an example to law enforcement officers across the country, warning them about police misconduct.

Frank DeSalvo, McRae's attorney, said he plans to appeal the sentencing.

Both men are in federal custody, awaiting transfer to a federal prison.

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