Closing arguments completed in David Warren re-trial

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The jury heard closing arguments Tuesday morning in federal court in the re-trial of former New Orleans Police officer David Warren.

WGNO’s Jon Huffman reports there were some emotional moments in the courtroom: the family of Henry Glover sobbed loudly as prosecutors summed up their case to the jury.

“David Warren did not shoot Henry Glover because his life was threatened,” prosecutors said during closing arguments. “He shot Henry Glover because he could. It was Katrina and no one was watching. Warren thought no one would care. He shot and killed Henry Glover because of his hatred for people he considered looters and animals.”

The jury began deliberating the case early Tuesday afternoon.