Jury selection for ex-officer in Katrina shooting


NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge in New Orleans says he expects to seat a jury Tuesday to hear the Justice Department's retrial of a former New Orleans police officer who shot and killed a man outside a strip mall after Hurricane Katrina.

It's the second trial for David Warren, who was guarding a police substation when he shot 31-year-old Henry Glover in 2005. Warren is charged with violating Glover's civil rights and with using a weapon in a violent crime. Warren was in prison when a federal appeals court overturned a manslaughter conviction from 2010.

The federal panel said jurors saw and heard prejudicial evidence because Warren was tried along with officers accused of a cover-up that included burning Glover's body in a car.

U.S. District Judge Lance Africk is presiding.

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