Glover family: state should investigate coroner
NEW ORLEANS - The family of a man who was shot and his body burned by New Orleans police say the coroner is dragging his feet on their request to classify the death as a homicide.
Henry Glover's family said Saturday that they're asking state Attorney General Buddy Caldwell to look at Dr. Frank Minyard's recent actions.
Caldwell's office did not immediately respond Sunday to a request for comment.
Minyard said Wednesday that he's asking Caldwell whether he can consider non-forensic evidence such as trial testimony and photographs.
Former officer David Warren has testified that he shot at Glover. Other officers burned a car with Glover's body in it.
Minyard says the problem is lack of forensic evidence of homicide. He agreed to reopen the case after Glover's family protested at his office.