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McCabe reinstated to police force

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NEW ORLEANS (KNOE 8 News/AP) - A former New Orleans police officer accused in the cover-up of the burning and deadly shooting of Henry Glover just days after Hurricane Katrina is back on the force.

The Civil Service Commission unanimously agreed Monday to reinstate Lt. Travis McCabe, approving an "amicable settlement" between McCabe and the police department.

McCabe was convicted in 2010, then granted a retrial over allegations he helped hide the officer-involved shooting that killed Glover. The reinstatement, with about three years of back pay, came a week after federal prosecutors dropped their case against him.

McCabe declined to comment, but his attorney, Eric Hessler, says McCabe has always maintained his innocence. Hessler says reinstatement to the force was the commission's only legal and just outcome.

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