The second trial was the charm for David Warren, the New Orleans police officer who shot and killed an unarmed man in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. The jury acquitted Warren on all charges yesterday, just an hour after telling the judge they were deadlocked and that "tension is getting thick," the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. When the verdict was read, sobs rose from victim Henry Glover's family. His sister screamed, prompting a man to pick her up and carry her from the courtroom. "He killed my brother," she cried.
For his part, Warren told reporters that he still believes he "took the proper action that day. I do not have any regrets." Warren says he shot Glover because he thought he had a gun. He was convicted in 2010, and got a 25-year sentence, but his lawyers argued that he shouldn't have been tried alongside the cops who covered up his shooting by burning the body. In this retrial, the burning was not mentioned. (Read more Hurricane Katrina stories.)