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Glover family reacts to dismissed charges in Katrina death cover-up

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NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Rebecca Glover says she can't understand why prosecutors asked a federal judge to dismiss charges against former NOPD Lt. Travis McCabe.

"You should have went on to trial. I can't believe this is going on. It just blew my world away," says Rebecca Glover.

Judge Lance Africk dismissed the charges against McCabe, who previously had been convicted of writing a false report on the fatal shooting of Henry Glover.

Glover's burned body was found in an abandoned car on an Algiers levee in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

McCabe's original conviction was thrown out in 2011 when a new police report surfaced in the case, and he was supposed to be tried again this month.

"I mean, eight years and he was supposed to go to court on the 10th, so a few days before he goes to court, ya'll come up with this and didn't even notify the family of anything," says Glover.

In the order, the Judge says he dismissed the charges with "prejudice."

The Glover family believes the justice system failed them again.

The other blow came last month, when a federal jury acquitted the former NOPD officer, David Warren, on civil rights and gun charges in the case.

Warren admitted to shooting Glover, but said he did it in self-defense.

"You know, I sat through the first trial and the second trial. I've been there and I've watched all this stuff unfold and I had a bad feeling when David Warren was on trial for the second time," says Glover.

Only one officer tried in Glover's case remains in prison.

Gregory McRae was convicted of burning Glover's body. Now, he's asking for a new trial based on new evidence in the case.

Rebecca Glover worries he, too, will be released.

Despite her fears, Glover says she isn't giving up her fight for justice.

Travis McCabe's attorney released this statement: "Travis McCabe and his family are absolutely elated with the government's decision to dismiss the indictment against him. Mr. McCabe's lawyers are absolutely convinced of his innocence and are confident he would have been found not guilty at his second trial, which was scheduled for March 10th. But I have to tell you it's really nice to win it this way. It's been a long haul for Travis. He has obviously begun getting on with his life but this development will further that process immensely."

The U.S. Attorney's office had no comment.

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