At the request of federal prosecutors, Judge Lance Africk has dismissed charges against former NOPD Lt. Travis McCabe, who was accused of helping to cover-up the Sept. 2, 2005 murder of Henry Glover.
Glover was fatally wounded in a police shooting outside a strip mall in Algiers and his remains later were found in a burned car.
McCabe was originally convicted of writing a false report on the case, but then was granted a new trial in 2011. It was set to begin March 10.
Africk dismissed the charges "with prejudice" meaning McCabe will not be tried again. The judge also ordered him released from bond.
Of the three former NOPD officers convicted in the Glover case, just one conviction still stands, that of Gregory McRae who set fire to a car holding Glover's body. McRae is seeking a new trial.
Former NOPD officer David Warren who shot Glover because he said he feared for his life and believed Glover was armed, had been convicted in the case but was acquitted on civil rights and firearms charges by a jury during a retrial last year.