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Expert: Post-Katrina police shooting was justified

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Posted: Nov 29, 2010 12:52 PM
Updated: Nov 29, 2010 12:52 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: police shooting, New Orleans, burned body, Hurricane Katrina, Alan Baxter, federal trial, David Warren, Henry Glover, WBRZ

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - An expert in police procedures has testified that a former New Orleans police officer was justified in shooting a man whose burned body later turned up in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath.

Alan Baxter, a defense witness in the federal trial for five current or former officers, said Monday that former officer David Warren "did everything properly" when he shot 31-year-old Henry Glover outside a strip mall on Sept. 2, 2005.

Warren testified last week that he had feared for his life when he opened fire at a man who appeared to be holding a gun.

Prosecutors say Glover wasn't armed when Warren shot him.

Warren is charged with shooting Glover without justification.

Two officers are charged with burning Glover's body, while two others are charged with obstructing the federal probe of his death.

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