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New Orleans police rescinds detective's firing

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The New Orleans Police Department has reinstated a detective who was fired after she testified as a defense witness during the 2010 trial of five other former officers charged in a deadly police shooting after Hurricane Katrina.

A statement from the department on Thursday said it has withdrawn disciplinary charges that Catherine Beckett violated department rules and regulations for moral conduct, neglect of duty and restricted activities based on her trial testimony.

Beckett sued the city of New Orleans and Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas last year, claiming she was fired because she wasn't "aligned" with a Justice Department investigation of Henry Glover's shooting death.

Beckett testified during the trial that a former colleague confided in her that she had lied to the grand jury probing Glover's death.

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