PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A fired Pittsburgh police officer, accused of using his position to get sexual favors, says he’s innocent.
Officer Adam Skweres is talking publicly for the first time. He told KDKA-TV that he is innocent.
Marty Griffin: “How do you respond to the allegations?”
Adam Skweres: “Well, I’m letting my lawyers deal with it and like I said previously, I’m just trying to push forward and deal with the situation the best I can.”
MG: “Are you innocent?”
AS: “Yes. Absolutely. “
MG: “So all these people are liars?”
Phil DiLucente (Defense Attorney): “We are not going to characterize – I don’t think anyone should characterize claims that are made by being liars.”
Skweres was arrested nearly a month ago. He is now facing bribery, official oppression, coercion and drug possession charges.
MG: “Did you always operate as a police officer with integrity and honesty?”
MG: “And did you ever do anything as a police officer to break the law?”
AS: “No. No I did not.”
Skweres faces charges involving four women. He is accused of using his job as a police officer, promising to affect a case of a loved one in exchange for sexual favors.
Police also say they found drugs in Skweres’ truck in what is called his duty bag.
AS: “I believe in our trial system.”
MG: “What about all of the drugs found in your car?”
Phil DiLucente: “Marty, at this juncture he is not going to speak to that.”