Five current or former New Orleans police officers have been charged in the shooting death and burning of a New Orleans man during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, reports the Associated Press. Witnesses saw police officers drive off with Henry Glover, 31, on Sept. 2, 2005. Glover’s burned remains later were recovered from the charred car when it turned up on a levee near a police station. Former officer David Warren was charged with violating Glover’s rights by allegedly shooting him to death. Warren was immediately arrested after the indictment was handed up and is in federal custody.
Others charged were former Lt. Robert Italiano, Lt. Dwayne Scheuermann, Lt. Travis McCabe and Officer Gregory McRae. Scheuermann and McRae are charged with obstructing justice and burning Glover’s body and the car in which he was found. They also are accused of assaulting residents who tried to help Glover. If convicted, they each face a maximum sentence of 60 years in prison and $1 million in fines. Itliano and McCabe are charged with obstruction of justice for their alleged roles in submitting false reports of the incident and lying to investigators.