Detroit — The sergeant who was suspended for his response to last week’s fatal shooting of Detroit police officer Rasheen McClain was fired five years ago for cowardice, but he got his job back.

Police chief James Craig said Tuesday he’s investigating how Sgt. Ronald Kidd was returned to duty after an internal disciplinary board fired him in 2014. Craig said Kidd’s body-worn camera from that time showed him standing by while a female Detroit police officer was assaulted.

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Detroit police officers gather on the corners of Wyoming and Chippewa near where Officer Rasheen McClain was fatally wounded on Wednesday. (Photo: Clarence Tabb Jr., The Detroit News)

The chief also said Tuesday that someone forged his signature on Kidd’s

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