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Former NOPD officer seeks new trial in post-Katrina shooting of Henry Glover

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WARRENA former New Orleans Police Officer, convicted of manslaughter for fatally shooting a man days after Hurricane Katrina, is asking a judge to throw out his convictions or order a new trial.

The Associated Press reports lawyers for the former officer, David Warren, argued in a court filing Thursday that U.S. District Judge, Lance Africk, allowed jurors to consider a manslaughter verdict along with a more serious murder charge.

Warren’s attorneys say Judge Africk didn’t give them adequate time to prepare a proper defense against manslaughter.

Warren was one of five former or current NOPD officers charged in the shooting death and alleged cover-up of 31-year-old Henry Glover.

The jury also convicted Officer Gregory McRae of burning Glover’s body and Lt. Travis McCabe of writing a false report on the shooting.