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Trial begins for ex-officer in Katrina shooting

3 years 1 month 2 weeks ago December 04, 2013 Dec 4, 2013 Wednesday, December 04 2013 December 04, 2013 9:36 AM in News
Source: Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS - Opening statements began Wednesday in the retrial of a former New Orleans policeman who shot and killed a man four days after Hurricane Katrina.

David Warren is charged with violating 31-year-old Henry Glover's civil rights and with using a weapon in a violent crime.

Warren was guarding a police substation from a second-floor balcony when he shot Glover in 2005. He previously testified that he thought Glover had a gun. He was convicted of manslaughter in 2010, but a federal appeals court overturned the conviction.

The court ruled he should have been tried separately from officers charged in a cover-up designed to make Glover's shooting appear justified.

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