- Associated Press - Friday, August 12, 2016

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A police detective acquitted of a rape charge has been reinstated to the Shreveport Police force.

Municipal Fire & Police Civil Service Board chairman Lloyd Thompson confirms to The Times (https://bit.ly/2bkvVJE ) the reinstatement of James Greene.

Greene, who joined the police department in 2000, was arrested in February 2015 following allegations he sexually assaulted a woman in his office. Greene claimed he had consensual sex with his accuser. Greene’s trial ended with his acquittal.

Greene was initially placed on paid administrative leave, then was subsequently charged with abuse of office and terminated from the department. Thompson said Greene went before the civil service board Wednesday, claiming his rights had been violated and the department failed to give him 30 days to find a lawyer. He says the board supported Greene’s claims.

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Information from: The Times, https://www.shreveporttimes.com

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