Jury Chosen for Ex-Officer in Katrina Shooting

David Warren is charged with violating Henry Glover's civil rights.

Posted: 12/04/2013 10:16 AM EST

In this March 2011 image, Edna Glover, mother of Henry Glover, leaves Federal Court holding his photo.  (Photo: AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Opening statements are set to begin 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 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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