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Former New Orleans police officer wants job back

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A former New Orleans police lieutenant wants his job back and back pay after prosecutors dropped federal charges against him in the alleged cover-up of Henry Glover's burning and fatal shooting.

Travis McCabe was accused of doctoring a police report to make it seem like former Officer David Warren was justified when he fatally shot Glover four days after Hurricane Katrina.

McCabe was convicted in December 2010, but a federal judge granted him a new trial after ruling that an early draft of the report, discovered after the trial, likely would have produced an acquittal.

McCabe was set to be retried March 10 but the charges were dropped last week.

The New Orleans Advocate Tuesday reports McCabe's attorney, Eric Hessler, says McCabe has a right to his employment back.

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