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Henry Glover's family angry with Orleans coroner

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NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -- The family of Henry Glover held an emotional press conference demanding that his death be re-classified a homicide. Now, the Orleans Parish coroner tells FOX 8 he agrees with the family, as we learn more about why the classification hasn't happened yet.

Gathered in front of the New Orleans NAACP office, about two dozen family members of Henry Glover and supporters, announced they'd joined forces with the Louisiana State Conference of the NAACP for help in getting his death changed from un-classified to homicide. Rev. Ernest Johnson with the NAACP says, "The coroner has a duty and a responsibility with the position that he serves to go ahead and make a final decision."

The group is upset that it's taken so long for coroner Frank Minyard to make a decision. Wednesday, Minyard asked the state Attorney General to weigh in on the issue. Minyard wants to know if it's legal to change the classification based on court testimony in which former NOPD Ofc. David Warren admitted to shooting and killing Glover in the days after Katrina. Warren was acquitted of civil rights violations last month.

Glover's aunt, Rebecca says of Warren, "It's been very hard that he's walking around free."

Glover's family stormed Minyard's office after the acquittal, demanding he re-classify the death.

Minyard tells FOX 8 he agrees with Glover's family that the death should be re-classified a homicide, but calls the case unprecedented, which is why he wants the Attorney General to weigh in. When we told NAACP President Danatus King about Minyard's stance after Saturday's press conference, King seemed surprised. "I'm glad of that because that means right now we're just that much closer to moving on to the next step in finally closing this case," said King.

King says he just wishes it hadn't taken eight years to get to this point and he's hoping Minyard can come through with a re-classification, that may lead to state charges against David Warren.

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