Federal authorities are investigating whether New Orleans police, during the chaotic days after Hurricane Katrina, were involved in the shooting of a man whose charred remains were later discovered in a burned car on the Algiers levee, according to sources close to the investigation.
For at least a month, a federal grand jury has been hearing testimony from police officers about both the shooting and how the body ended up burned in a car, according to the sources.
The car's owner has asserted he last saw it in the possession of New Orleans Police Department officers who took it from him, even as a 31-year-old man lay wounded or dead from at least one gunshot wound in the back seat.
The burned remains of the man, Henry Glover, were later identified by the Orleans Parish coroner's office. Coroner Frank Minyard has said his office's files show that the bones and clumps of flesh th
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