NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The high-profile post-Katrina killing of a man by a New Orleans police officer has been re-classified from "undetermined" to homicide by the Orleans Parish coroner.
Coroner Dr. Jeffrey Rouse made the announcement Wednesday in the case of Henry Glover, whose body was burned by one police officer after another officer shot him on Sept. 2, 2005. The immediate legal implications are unclear. In December 2014 after a second trial, former NOPD officer David Warren was acquitted of federal civil rights charges for shooting Glover in the days after Hurricane Katrina because he thought Glover was armed.
Glover's family has called for state charges in the case. The New Orleans district attorney's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The officer convicted in a separate trial for burning Glover's body is serving a 17-year federal sentence.
On Wednesday Glover's aunt, Rebecca Glover, said it has been a long fight but the family is happy with the decision.
Rouse released the following statement Tuesday:
Warren's attorney, Rick Simmons, released the following statement: