updated 11/12/2010 2:15:03 PM ET 2010-11-12T19:15:03

A former New Orleans police officer on trial for gunning down a man in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath is accused of telling a fellow officer after the shooting that looters are "animals" who "deserved to be shot."

The former officer, David Warren, is charged with fatally shooting 31-year-old Henry Glover before other officers allegedly burned his body in a car.

Former officer Alec Brown testified Friday that he and Warren argued about looters while patrolling after the 2005 hurricane. Brown said he defended people taking food, while he claimed Warren said looters were "destroying the city."

Warren's lawyer has said his client thought Glover was a looter reaching for a weapon.

Four other current or former officers are charged with trying to cover up Glover's death.

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