NEW ORLEANS – A New Orleans police officer fired after a controversial shooting in 2013 was reinstated to the force Wednesday, according to The New Orleans Advocate.

Six-year NOPD veteran Isaiah Shannon was fired after shooting a man after a car chase, then allegedly lying about it, the newspaper reported.

Shannon claimed he shot the man after seeing him reach for a weapon. However, police officials said other evidence, including a private security video, said otherwise.

The decision to reinstate Shannon was made by the Civil Service Commission, which described the case as difficult, but said "the evidence introduced by NOPD was not sufficient to meet its burden of proof."

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