Officer Torched Car Because He Was Stressed, Exhausted
"I had seen enough bodies," Officer Greg McRae testified yesterday, explaining why he set fire to the car containing Henry Glover's body. "I had seen enough rot."
McRae told the court that Capt. Jeff Winn said that the police had to move Glover's body away from NOPD makeshift headquarters at Habans Elementary School. As he drove away in William Tanner's car, McRae said he made up his mind that he was going to burn the body. He testified that he drove the car deep into the woods, got out, leaving the engine running, lit a flare and threw it into the vehicle. As he walked away, McRae said he realized the air conditioning might have snuffed out the flare, so he fired his handgun into the car's rear window.
Read more about McRae's testimony from our partners at the Times-Picayune.