Ex-officer acquitted in Katrina shooting
A federal jury Wednesday acquitted a former New Orleans police officer of fatally shooting a man without justification in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath.
Jurors for David Warren's retrial deliberated for two days before acquitting him in the 2005 shooting death of Henry Glover, 31, whose body was later burned in a car by a different officer.
Warren testified Monday that he feared for his life when he shot Glover because he thought he saw a gun in Glover's hand. Prosecutors said Glover was not armed.
Warren was sentenced to nearly 26 years in prison after a different jury convicted him of manslaughter in 2010, but an appeals court overturned the conviction and ordered a new trial last year, ruling he should have been tried separately from four other former officers charged in an alleged cover-up of Glover's death. - AP
Democrat wins seat
State Sen. Katherine Clark easily beat three opponents Tuesday to win a vacant congressional seat. After topping a crowded Democratic primary, Clark, 50, ran a low-key campaign in a state grown weary of special elections. The seat became vacant when Democratic Rep. Edward Markey won an election to fill the Senate seat left open after John Kerry was named secretary of state. - AP
No Zimmerman charge
Prosecutors say they will not file domestic-violence charges against George Zimmerman after his girlfriend said in a sworn statement that she did not want to pursue the case.
State Attorney Phil Archer in Seminole County, Fla., said in a statement Wednesday that Samantha Scheibe's decision not to cooperate and the lack of other corroborating evidence made a successful prosecution unlikely. - AP