Dana DeFever of The Flint Journal reports:
"A Flint police officer who claimed he was fired Thursday for talking to the media has his job back, according to the officer's attorney.Meanwhile, the Journal's Bryn Mickle reports:
"Sgt. Rick Hetherington received a hand-delivered letter Saturday saying that the decision to terminate him had been rescinded, said his attorney Gregory T. Gibbs in a message Saturday night.
"No other details are available.
"When contacted Sunday, Mayor Don Williamson said he didn't know anything about the situation."
"The American Civil Liberties Union is taking the City of Flint to court over its ban on police officers talking to the media.
"The lawsuit was filed in federal court Wednesday and asks a federal judge to strike down the ban.
"The ACLU will seek an injunction if the city doesn't drop the ban immediately.
"The suit names three police officers as plaintiffs: Sgt. Rick Hetherington, Sgt. Lee Ann Gaspar and Lt. David Winch.
"In addition to asking a judge to rule the speech ban unconstitutional, the lawsuit seeks unspecified damages for Hetherington and Winch."