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Tequesta dispatcher files lawsuit accusing former police chief Pete Pitocchelli of sexual harassment

Tara Luscavich, a dispatcher for the Florida town of Tequesta, has filed a sexual harassment lawsuit the town.

Lusavich claims that former Tequesta Police Chief Pete Pitocchelli subjected her to a sexually hostile work environment.

Lusavich alleges that at a party in March 2011, Pitocchelli made several unwanted sexual advances toward her.

In one incident at the party, he allegedly reached inside Lusavich’s shirt and grabbed her breast in front of many town employees who were at the party.

According to the complaint, later that night, Pitocchelli “grabbed Plaintiff’s hand and put it on his crotch demonstrating that he had an erection and said ‘this is what you do to me.'”

Lusavich claims that Pitocchelli retaliated against her for rejecting his sexual advances by denying her opportunities for employment advancement after he became chief of police in July 2011.

Pitocchelli resigned as Tequesta police chief in December 2012.

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