Civil Liberties

New Orleans Cop Convicted of Burning Body After Hurricane Katrina Requests Sentencing Delay

Pending decision on request for a new trial


An ex-NOPD officer convicted of burning the body of Algiers resident Henry Glover afterHurricane Katrina is asking a federal judge to delay his resentencing. Former officer Gregory McRae, who was originally sentenced to serve 17 years in March 2011, is requesting that a judge first rule on his bid for a new trial before following a federal appeals court's order to resentence him.

McRae's hearing on his bid for a new trial is scheduled for Jan. 30, while his resentencing is set for Jan. 9.