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Jury finds David Warren not guilty in Katrina shooting re-trial

A jury has found former New Orleans Police officer David Warren not guilty on both counts against him in the shooting death of 31-year-old Henry Glover in the days after Hurricane Katrina.

Warren was originally convicted, along with four other NOPD officers, and sentenced to 26 years in prison for his role in Glover’s death and the cover-up that followed.

Defense attorneys successfully argued before an appellate court that Warren should not have been tried along with the other officers because he was not involved in the cover-up, only Glover’s shooting.

Warren testified during the trial that he shot Glover because he saw a gun in his hand. Prosecutors say Glover was not armed.

The charges against Warren were “Deprivation of Rights Under Color of Law” and “Use of a Weapon During Commission of a Violent Crime.”