Retrial opens for ex-officer in Katrina shooting

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Associated Press

Posted on December 2, 2013 at 1:04 AM

Updated Monday, Dec 2 at 1:07 AM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — For the second time in three years, a federal jury is set to hear the Justice Department's case against a former New Orleans police officer who shot and killed a man outside a strip mall in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath.

Jury selection for David Warren's retrial is scheduled to start Monday in New Orleans.

Warren was convicted in 2010 of manslaughter in the death of 31-year-old Henry Glover, whose body was burned in a car by a different officer.

Warren was serving a prison sentence of nearly 26 years when a federal appeals court overturned his convictions. A panel from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled he should have been tried separately from four other officers charged with participating in a cover-up designed to make Glover's shooting appear justified.

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