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Dormont police officer settles civil rights lawsuit against borough

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Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, 4:26 p.m.

A Dormont police officer and the borough have settled his federal civil rights lawsuit alleging he was demoted from sergeant to patrolman because he refused the former borough manager's demand that he alter an incident report and subsequently cited the former manager for trespassing, according to a judge's order entered Friday.

James Burke sued the former manager, Gino Rizza, former interim police Chief Richard Dwyer and several other borough officials. U.S. Magistrate Judge Maureen Kelly entered an order closing the case saying it has apparently been resolved.

D. Scott Lautner, Burke's lawyer, and borough solicitor John Rushford couldn't immediately be reached for comment.

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