Lawyers for a former New Orleans police officer who was acquitted of fatally shooting a man without justification in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath are trying to recoup some of their legal fees and expenses.
In a court filing, David Warren's attorneys claim federal prosecutors engaged in misconduct that warrants compensating them for their work in securing a new trial and an acquittal for their client. U.S. District Judge Lance Africk unsealed the filing on Tuesday but didn't immediately rule on it.
Africk had sentenced Warren to nearly 26 years in prison after a jury convicted him in 2010 of charges stemming from the death of 31-year-old Henry Glover.
But a different jury acquitted Warren last month after a federal appeals court overturned his convictions and ordered a new trial.
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