The use of "drop" for a lawsuit

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Apr 26, 2019 23:40
Today I practiced vocabularies through an app and got a sample sentence which I don't really understand:
"The Army dropped the sexual harassment complaint made by the woman."
I haven't been sure what it means, because I only know the definition of "drop" for a lawsuit as "the withdrawal by the plaintiff".
Here is another sample sentence from my dictionary: "Prosecutors have dropped an assault charge against the man."
This is easy for me to understand. "Drop" is an action that someone, who filed a lawsuit against someone else, would take when they give up winning.
Does the first sentence mean that a woman sued against the Army, and the Army has given up the lawsuit? Can you also use "drop" when the defendant has thrown the case?