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Judge dismisses charges in Katrina cover-up death

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CHEVEL JOHNSON
Associated Press
    
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge has thrown out charges against a former New Orleans policeman who faced a retrial next month on charges he helped cover up a deadly police shooting after Hurricane Katrina.
    
Federal prosecutors had asked U.S. District Judge Lance Africk to dismiss the case against former Lt. Travis McCabe, who had been convicted of writing a false report on the shooting of Henry Glover and he did so Thursday "with prejudice."
    
Africk had ordered a new trial for McCabe based on evidence that surfaced after his conviction. It was scheduled to begin March 10.
    
There is now just one former officer, Gregory McRae, who remains convicted in the case. He admitted in court to setting Glover's body on fire in a car and then abandoning it.

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