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

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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.

 

 
 


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