NEW ORLEANS — Federal prosecutors have called their last witness in the retrial of a former New Orleans police officer who shot and killed a man four days after Hurricane Katrina.
The New Orleans Advocate (http://bit.ly/1eTzxdx ) reports that defense testimony for David Warren will begin Friday.
Warren 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 on Sept. 2, 2005. He contends he was justified in shooting Glover.
He was convicted of manslaughter in 2010, but a federal appeals court overturned the conviction, finding that he should have been tried separately from officers charged in a cover-up.
The Times-Picayune (http://bit.ly/1hAPae7 ) reports that a juror was removed Thursday and replaced with one of four alternates.