NEW ORLEANS (AP) – New Orleans’ coroner has classified the death of a man shot by a police officer in the chaos following Hurricane Katrina as a homicide.
Coroner 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. Officer David Warren was acquitted by a federal jury after saying he believed Glover was armed when he shot him.
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.
An officer convicted in a separate trial for burning Glover’s body is serving a 17-year federal sentence.