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Posted: Wednesday, 04 December 2013 6:52AM

Jury chosen for ex-officer in Katrina shooting



A jury has been chosen for the retrial of a former New Orleans police officer who shot and killed a man whose burned body turned up after Hurricane Katrina.

U.S. District Judge Lance Africk told the 12 jurors and four alternates that opening arguments will begin Wednesday in the case against David Warren. He 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 said he thought Glover had a gun. He was in prison when a federal appeals court overturned his manslaughter conviction from 2010.

The court's panel 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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