Trooper caught on tape is back in uniform

July 8, 2008 11:52:30 AM PDT
The former N.C. Highway Patrol trooper, who was fired after video showed him kicking his dog, is back in uniform.

Eyewitness News has learned Charles Jones is a member of the Apex Police Department.

Governor Mike Easley ordered Jones to be fired last year after a video surfaced, creating controversy.

However, last month a judge recommended Jones be reinstated with back pay.

A state personnel commission will make a final decision on Jones' reinstatement.