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Claims against former Scottsbluff Police Chief dismissed in U.S. District Court

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A sexual harassment suit filed against then Scottsbluff Police Chief Alex Moreno in 2011 has been dismissed by a United States District Judge.

On Tuesday, a complaint filed by Tamara Villanueva was dismissed by Judge Richard G. Kopf. She sought relief from an alleged sexual affair with Moreno that began shortly after she was assaulted by her husband.

In November, 2011, Villanueva filed a lawsuit against Moreno.

She said what he did violated her constitutional rights; wanted to be awarded damages to reputation, emotional distress and humiliation; sought punitive damages against Moreno to the maximum extent by law; and further monetary relief deemed by the court.

In a judgement from Judge Kopf filed on March 4th, 2014, the claims against Moreno were dismissed with prejudice.

Villanueva's state law claim for negligent infliction of emotional distress was dismissed without prejudice. That case can be refiled in state court now that it has been dismissed in U.S. District Court.

 

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