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Wed December 8, 2010
Deliberations Continue in NOPD Trial
By Eileen Fleming
New Orleans, La. – One former officer is accused of shooting Henry Glover as he approached a strip mall where police detectives were working after Katrina hit. The officer testified he thought the man was a threat, but he was unarmed. Two others are accused of beating the men who brought Glover to a temporary police encampment for help. Glover was then driven off by police in the men's car, which was set on fire. Glover's charred body was later found inside. Two defendants are charged with submitting false reports to cover up the killing. Jurors are considering 11 counts including Civil Rights violations and perjury.
For NPR News, I'm Eileen Fleming in New Orleans.