NEW ORLEANS – A former New Orleans police officer being re-tried for fatally shooting Henry Glover in the days after Hurricane Katrina was granted a continuance.
A new date for David Warren’s trial was set for Dec. 2, according to federal court records.
The federal government and Warren attempted to reschedule the re-trial for late October or
November, but scheduling conflicts for both parties, as well as juror issues associated with the week of the Thanksgiving holiday, prevented the Court from doing so, according to court records.
Travis McCabe, who was convicted of writing a false report in the trial, is also seeking a continuance.
U.S. District Court Judge Lance Africk informed McCabe’s counsel that any motion for a continuance must be filed on or before July 1.
In December 2012, a federal appeals court ruled that David Warren was due a new trial. The appellate court panel determined that Warren should have been tried separately from his peers.
Africk threw out McCabe's conviction in May 2011, ruling that newly discovered evidence warranted a new trial. An appellate court later affirmed Africk's decision.