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Retrial to begin in deadly Katrina police shooting

3 years 5 months 3 weeks ago November 29, 2013 Nov 29, 2013 Friday, November 29 2013 November 29, 2013 2:30 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS - Three years after his manslaughter conviction, a former New Orleans police officer is getting a second chance to persuade a jury that he was justified in fatally shooting a 31-year-old man during Hurricane Katrina's chaotic aftermath.

Jury selection for David Warren's retrial is scheduled to start Monday. A federal appeals court overturned his convictions last December. The court ruled Warren should have been tried separately from four other officers charged with a cover-up to make Henry Glover's deadly shooting appear justified. After the shooting, another officer burned Glover's body.

The judges agreed with Warren's lawyers that the "spillover effect" of evidence about the cover-up denied him a fair trial.

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