NEW ORLEANS -- The New Orleans Police Department has reinstated a veteran NOPD officer who had been dismissed after she testified in the Henry Glover trial.
Braden said Catherine Beckett has been reinstated as "an officer in good standing" with the NOPD.
Beckett filed a federal lawsuit against NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas earlier this year. She accused him of wrongfully firing her after she testified on behalf of a defendant who was acquitted in the Glover trial.
An investigation by the NOPD's Public Integrity Bureau determined that Beckett violated rules pertaining to moral conduct, neglect of duty and restricted activities.
Glover was shot on September 2, 2005, and his burned body was later found inside of a burned car along the Mississippi River levee. A jury found three NOPD officer guilty in the case, though new trials were later ordered. Two other officers were acquitted in the case.