White Cop Aquitted of Killing Black Man During Hurricane Katrina Aftermath
Another cop who got away with unjustly killing a young black man.
According to NY Daily News:
A federal jury on Wednesday acquitted a former New Orleans police officer of fatally shooting a man without justification outside a strip mall in Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath.
Jurors for David Warren’s retrial deliberated for 12 hours over two days before acquitting him of a civil rights violation and a firearm charge stemming from the September 2005 shooting death of 31-year-old Henry Glover, whose body was later burned in a car by a different officer.
After the verdict was read, Glover’s sister started wailing and had to be carried out of the courtroom. Warren’s family fought back tears. Several jurors also wiped away tears as they left the courtroom.
Warren’s family embraced each other. “Oh my gosh, I can’t even get it in my head,” Kathy Warren — David’s wife and mother of their five children, who range from 8 to 15 years old — told a relative who hugged her after the verdict.
Warren’s lawyers said he would be released Wednesday from the courthouse and go home with his family.
Warren testified Monday that he feared for his life when he shot Glover because he thought he saw a gun in his hand as he and another man ran toward the building he was guarding. Prosecutors, however, said Glover wasn’t armed and didn’t pose a threat.
Defense attorney Richard Simmons said the case was always about “a policeman’s worst nightmare, that split-second decision.”
“The benefit of the doubt has to go to the officer,” Simmons said, adding that “there’s no winners or losers, there’s just survivors.”
We feel for the family.