Pittsburgh, ex-police chief dropped from suit

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A western Pennsylvania judge has ruled that a woman who reported that a Pittsburgh police officer threatened her if she didn’t perform a sex act cannot continue her lawsuit against the city and its former police chief.

The woman filed suit in Allegheny County in March after former officer Adam Skweres was sentenced to 3½ to 8 years in prison following his plea to charges including attempted involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, coercion, and bribery for incidents involving five women. The lawsuit said investigators didn’t charge the officer until another woman complained about him to the FBI last year.

U.S. District Judge Mark Hornak cited a two-year statute of limitations Tuesday in dismissing former police chief Nate Harper and the city from the lawsuit, which also named the former officer.

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