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2 officers reinstated following acquittal

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HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) - Two Bergen County Police officers have been reinstated following their acquittal on charges they lied to investigators and removed evidence from the scene of a 2010 police shooting.

Saheed Baksh and Jeffrey Roberts returned to work Friday.

But it's not clear how much they are due in back wages and whether the county is responsible for their legal bills. The two were suspended without pay for two years as the case progressed through the legal system.

The charges against the officers stemmed from a pursuit that went through six towns before ending in Bogota, where Baksh allegedly fired two shots at a suspect who wasn't hit.

Prosecutors claimed the officers didn't promptly report the shooting and lied about issuing a verbal warning to the car's driver.

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