WWNO News Reports
7:13 pm
Fri June 11, 2010

Five Officers Charged in post-Katrina killing

New Orleans, La. – One of the officers has been arrested on charges of shooting 31-year-old Henry Glover, who was then driven to a makeshift police station by three passersby. Police took the car, and drove off with Glover. Weeks later, it was found burned out near a levee, with Glover's charred remains inside. The officer taken into custody is accused of killing Glover. The others face several charges, including assaulting the men who came to Glover's aid and obstruction of justice. New Orleans police are accused in another federal case of shooting unarmed civilians stranded in the city after Hurricane Katrina. Two people were killed and four wounded in that case. Five current and former officers have pleaded guilty to federal charges, and more are expected.
For NPR News, I'm Eileen Fleming in New Orleans.