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Ex-cop's acquittal brings stirs Katrina memories

Thursday - 12/12/2013, 4:48pm  ET

David Warren embraces his wife, Kathy, during a news conference in Metairie, La., Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013. A federal jury found former New Orleans police officer David Warren not guilty on manslaughter charges in the shooting death of Henry Glover, 31, whose body was found burned in a car, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Lingering memories from Hurricane Katrina were evident in New Orleans as residents considered the acquittal of ex-cop David Warren.

Warren was freed Wednesday after a jury found him not guilty in the shooting of an apparently unarmed man amid the city's 2005 post-Hurricane Katrina bedlam.

Warren was convicted in the death three years ago but won a retrial after an appeals court ruled he should not have been tried with others implicated in an alleged cover-up that included the burning of victim Henry Glover's body.

Opinions about the case varied Thursday in New Orleans.

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