TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Woman waited too long to sue over ex-Pittsburgh cop's sexual coercion, judge rules

Daily Photo Galleries

Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, 3:21 p.m.
 

A Knoxville woman who alerted Pittsburgh police in 2008 that an officer threatened her if she didn't perform a sex act waited too long to sue the city and its former police chief over claims they failed to properly train and deal with the officer, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.

U.S. District Judge Mark R. Hornak dismissed the woman's claims against the city and former Chief Nate Harper based on the city's arguments that a two-year statute of limitations expired. The woman said she alerted officials in 2008 of then-Officer Adam Skweres' behavior. She sued in March, after an Allegheny County judge sentenced Skweres to up to eight years in prison for sexually coercing several women while on duty.

The Tribune-Review does not identify accusers in sexual crimes. Hornak allowed the woman's legal claims against Skweres to continue. Her attorneys could not be reached for comment.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Starkey: Would one big move kill Pirates’ future?
  2. Steelers offensive linemen looking to build on strong 2013 finish
  3. Heyl: This dress is a steal
  4. Pirates inquire about Red Sox LHP Lester
  5. GNC revenue, sales drop, but vitamin retailer says plan in place
  6. Penn Township man seeking gun permit accused of bringing heroin to courthouse
  7. Attorney had broad range of private, public clients
  8. Peduto offers ray of light to understaffed Pittsburgh building bureau
  9. 3 men to stand trial over runaway Latrobe foster children
  10. Giant Eagle provides assistance to fight proposed Wal-Mart in McCandless
  11. Newsmaker: Brian Stein
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.