NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge on Thursday sentenced two former New Orleans police officers for their roles in the shooting death of a man and the burning of his body after Hurricane Katrina.
David Warren was sentenced to 25 years in prison. He was convicted last December of shooting 31-year-old Henry Glover without justification outside a strip mall less than a week after the storm, which struck Aug. 29, 2005.
U.S. District Judge Lance Africk then sentenced former officer Gregory McRae to 17 years in prison. McRae burned Glover’s body in a car near a police station.
In a court filing earlier, Warren’s lawyers had argued their client deserved leniency and a sentence substantially below the guidelines.
“Mr. Warren had an unblemished record as a citizen and as a police officer,” they wrote. “There is simply nothing in his background to indicate that he would intentionally kill anyone and everything to indicate just the opposite.”
They also urged the judge to weigh the “horrific conditions” that officers endured after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city.
“No, society cannot let Katrina and its aftermath serve as an ‘excuse’ to break the law — be it by looters or police officers,” the lawyers wrote. “However, it would defy logic and human experience not to recognize that that calamity was certainly an extenuating circumstance that warrants serious favorable consideration when determining an appropriate punishment.”
Henry Glover’s car that was burned by Police in an attempt to cover up his murder
Wonder how these scumbag lawyers sleep at night knowing that they’re representing pieces of sh*t like these cops. “Favorable consideration”??? Get the f*ck outta here!!