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Jurors who didn't hear about burned body acquit ex-officer in deadly shooting after Katrina

  • 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)

    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)  (The Associated Press)

  • 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)

    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)  (The Associated Press)

  • David Warren speaks during a news conference in Metairie, La., Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013. A federal jury found former New Orleans police officer 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)

    David Warren speaks during a news conference in Metairie, La., Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013. A federal jury found former New Orleans police officer 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)  (The Associated Press)

Three years ago, a jury heard lurid testimony about a burned body and a brazen cover-up before convicting a former New Orleans police officer of fatally shooting a man without justification in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

But the officer, David Warren, was acquitted of the charges Wednesday by a different jury that didn't hear any talk about what happened to 31-year-old Henry Glover's body or about falsified police reports on his shooting after the 2005 storm.

After the verdict in his retrial, Warren said he believes the outcome of his 2010 trial would have been different if another officer hadn't burned Glover's body in a car.

Warren testified Monday that he shot Glover because he thought he saw a gun in his hand, but prosecutors said Glover wasn't armed.