Glover family: state should investigate coroner

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Posted: Jan 20, 2014 8:26 AM
Updated: Jan 20, 2014 8:26 AM

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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.

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